Posts tagged "17 year-olds"

A Primer: Illinois teens in the juvenile justice system

We’ve been talking a lot about teens in the juvenile justice system since Angela Caputo’s great investigation, Minor Misconduct, came out this month. But maybe you, like me, don’t know much about how teens are treated in Illinois’ system. Angela helped me wade through the issue, and I created this infographic as a primer for... Read more »

The Barber Shop Poll: Should 17 year-olds be charged as adults or minors?

This week on the Barber Shop Show, our weekly radio on Vocalo 89.5 FM, we’re talking about 17 year-olds in the criminal justice system. Currently, if a 17-year-old commits a felony in Illinois, they’re automatically charged as adults. That means they spend time in adult jail, get adult sentences and sent to adult prison. But... Read more »