From a dilapidated, dangerous detention facility where abuse of inmates was rampant, to a modern rehabilitation center where juvenile delinquents go to school, learn yoga and get mental help.
It got so bad at the Cook County juvenile detention center that the federal courts had to step in and run it. Today, county officials are celebrating the end of that era.
Chicago Tonight reporter, Paris Schutz talks to Cook County Chief Judge Tim Evans, Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center Superintendent Leonard Dixon and John Howard Association Executive Director Jennifer Vollen-Katz to talk about the changes made to the JTDC.
Check out the interviews here.