The state's child welfare system leaves hundreds of kids stuck in juvenile jail after their time is served. One juvenile was left in jail by DCFS last year for 190 extra days—that's longer than a school year.
We look at what some juvenile prison inmates in Illinois think about the juvenile justice system. And, we talk about Divvy's suburban expansion. Plus, former Police drummer Stewart Copeland stops by to talk about scoring the music for Ben Hur.
Today we're checking back with a talented, charismatic young man we met a year ago as part of our series on juvenile justice, Inside and Out. At the time Marcus was struggling to graduate from 8th grade after becoming involved with a gang. He kept getting suspended from school.