“Illinois lawmakers looking at high incidence of sexual abuse in youth prisons” by Rob Wildeboer
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Illinois state legislators are considering reforms to the youth prison system to address sexual abuse that was brought to light in a recent federal study. The study by the bureau of justice statistics found that more than 15 percent of kids in custody reported being victims of sexual abuse. It’s one of the highest rates in the nation and the report is giving advocates new ammunition to push changes they’ve wanted for a long time.