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Inside and Out: Suicides at Juvenile Jail

Last September, a young man incarcerated at one of Illinois' youth prisons killed himself. At the eight facilities run by the state's Department of Juvenile Justice, suicides are rare. But suicide attempts are not. In budget year 2009, the number of suicide attempts was at its highest level since 2005—before the department split off from adult prisons. As part of our series Inside and Out, WBEZ's Adriene Hill reports. 

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