Locking up children just doesn't work, a study says
Illinois currently has about 1,200 youth in juvenile correctional facilities, and another 2,000 awaiting trial in detention facilities. How much does that cost us? More than $100 million a year, or about $85,000 per child, according to the Illinois State Bar Association. Fifteen percent of those children, it says, are in for misdemeanors, and 40... Read more »