St. Charles, Illinois USA.<br />
March 2010. <br />
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Youth in class room. Half of the high-school-aged kids locked up at the St. Charles youth prison west of Chicago are not getting full-time classes because there aren't enough teachers. In other words, the State of Illinois locks up teenagers and then fails to provide them with even a basic education. It's a situation that has existed for years. The failure to give such a fundamental service raises questions about how well the four-year-old Department of Juvenile Justice has been living up to its mission to help troubled kids turn things around.

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Inside and Out. Young people and juvenile justice in Illinois.
St. Charles, Illinois USA.
March 2010.

Youth in class room. Half of the high-school-aged kids locked up at the St. Charles youth prison west of Chicago are not getting full-time classes because there aren't enough teachers. In other words, the State of Illinois locks up teenagers and then fails to provide them with even a basic education. It's a situation that has existed for years. The failure to give such a fundamental service raises questions about how well the four-year-old Department of Juvenile Justice has been living up to its mission to help troubled kids turn things around.

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Date 14 Jan 2010
Location: St. Charles Illinois USA
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