Prison Watchdog Group Finds Unsafe Conditions at Suburban Jail for Juveniles
GRATTEAU: We're particulary struck that those kinds of residents would be housed in those kinds of conditions.
The group inspected St. Charles after a teenager committed suicide there last month. The John Howard Association is calling on the Department of Juvenile Justice and state leaders to upgrade living conditions at the center. In a statement, a spokeswoman for the department said it has asked for money for improvements, but does not believe conditions pose immediate risks to youth.