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Offline TimeStandsStill

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John Howard Association's Report on IYC Joliet
« on: September 27, 2012, 04:35:36 PM »

IYC-Joliet is Illinois’ only maximum-security facility for boys.

Vital Statistics:

Population: 255

Average Age: 18

Average Annual cost per youth: $67,665

Population by Race: 5 White (1.96%), 203 Black (80%), 46 Hispanic (18%), 1 American Indian (0.4%)

Committing offense: 6 Murder, 26 Class X felonies, 65 Class 1 felonies, 76 Class 2 felonies, 37 Class 3 felonies, 44 Class 4 felonies, 1 Class A misdemeanors.

Source: IDJJ (6/18/2012)

Key Observations:

While Joliet is the only male maximum-security facility in the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice (IDJJ), it actually houses three distinct special populations: youth classified as maximum security, juvenile parole violators, and juvenile parolees charged with adult crimes in Cook County.

A temporary restraining order has delayed Joliet’s proposed closure, which was slated for October 31, 2012, until state officials can complete bargaining with the staff’s union over the impact closures will have on workers.

Administration reported that confinement reduction is a priority and that the number of available segregation beds recently dropped from 48 to 18. However, it remains unclear what reforms DJJ has implemented to permanently reduce the use of confinement, and JHA received conflicting reports from youth that confinement continues to be liberally used.

Treatment and programming for special populations remains limited, with some youth reporting to JHA that they spend between 22-23 hours per day in their cells. Focusing on how to rehabilitate and serve this population must be a priority for this facility as well as IDJJ as a whole.

Read full report here:   http://thejha.org/sites/default/files/IYC%20Joliet%20Report.pdf

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Re: John Howard Association's Report on IYC Joliet
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2017, 12:10:14 PM »
Don't know where to post this, but my loved one is at dixon and saw a memo they are looking for people to go to Joliet prison to paint murals, does anyone have more information???