“Illinois ranks 5th in decreasing number of incarcerated youth” by Patrick Smith
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Illinois decreased its number of incarcerated youth by almost 40 percent between 2000 and 2010, according to a report released this week. The study, by the National Juvenile Justice Network, found that Illinois had the fifth largest decrease of incarcerated youth in the country during that span. The director of the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice, Arthur Bishop, said the report highlights a comprehensive effort by the state.