Teen Suicides expose safety breakdowns

From: Huffington Post

Main story in : Chicago Tribune:

May 25, 2010

TRIBUNE WATCHDOG: Juvenile justice

Suicides expose safety breakdowns
Deaths raise questions about juvenile system’s ability to protect teens

About this report
The Tribune reported these stories by reviewing thousands of pages of court papers, prison records, medical and psychiatric records, and other documents, as well as conducting dozens of interviews. The newspaper obtained many documents through the state’s Freedom of Information Act. Other documents, including confidential prison and mental health records, were obtained with the cooperation of inmates’ family members, who shared documents they had obtained and made open records requests to the Department of Juvenile Justice. The reporters petitioned Cook County Juvenile Court for records involving Jamal Miller.