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Inside and Out: Prison Classes Offer Few Job Skills for Real Life

In its mission statement, the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice pledges to help the young people in its prisons become productive citizens. But at the maximum security youth prison in Joliet, 40 miles southwest of Chicago, that pledge has been hard to keep. Vocational classes at the prison have repeatedly been cut over the last 15 years. And the few that are still offered, don't offer much. As part of our investigative series Inside and Out, WBEZ's Robert Wildeboer reports

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