“ACLU suing Illinois over juvenile prison conditions” @ WBEZ

Posted on September 17, 2012

Rob Wildeboer — September 12, 2012: “The American Civil Liberties Union in Chicago is suing the state of Illinois over conditions inside youth prisons. In its lawsuit the ACLU says some of the kids locked up aren’t getting enough time in the classroom, and for the time they are there, they’re not getting high quality instruction.

They say kids also aren’t getting much special or vocational education and for kids who already have their GEDs or high school diplomas there’s virtually no college work available.  As a result kids are idle for many of their waking hours.

“One of the principal causes of the inadequate conditions at the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice is insufficient staffing and resources,” says Adam Schwartz, the ACLU’s lead attorney in the case………………………..”

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