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Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice

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  • 19-year-old who escaped from juvenile facility captured

    Authorities say they have captured a 19-year-old man who they say escaped from a juvenile detention facility west of Chicago.
  • Man, 19, escapes from youth detention center in St. Charles

    Man, 19, escapes from youth detention center in St. Charles
    A 19-year-old man escaped from a youth detention center in St. Charles where he was being held for a parole violation on a burglary charge, officials said. Denzell Walker, 19, escaped from the medium-security facility about 10 p.m. Monday, according...

    Rauner cost-cutting plan could include suburban youth prisons

     Rauner cost-cutting plan could include suburban youth prisons
    Three Chicago-area youth prisons are under review after Gov. Bruce Rauner announced plans Tuesday to shut two of the state's juvenile correctional facilities. The two major Chicagoland correctional centers, in Warrenville and St. Charles, in addition to...

    Corrections and clarifications for Friday, March 27, 2015

    A column in Thursday's Perspective section about the U.S. government's Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, prison camp incorrectly described the status of some detainees. Of 122 detainees, 10 have been referred for criminal prosecution. They include Khalid Sheikh...

    Long-troubled Cook County juvenile detention center gets new leader

     Long-troubled Cook County juvenile detention center gets new leader
    The Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, which has endured a reputation for being crowded, unclean and poorly staffed, has a new leader, officials announced Thursday. A 15-member Cook County Court advisory committee has selected Leonard...