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A Primer: Illinois teens in the juvenile justice system

30 Nov

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 those of us who are a bit unfamiliar with how teens are charged, sentenced and punished when the commit a crime, depending on their age.

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This post was originally published on Nov. 30, 2012 at Chicago Muckrakers.

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