Detention Centers For Kids Rife With Mental Ills

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http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-0305290308may29,1,365293.story?coll=chi%2Dnews%2Dhed Juvenile detention centers are serving as mental hospitals as an influx of psychiatrically ill youths threatens to overwhelm facilities not designed to treat them, says the Chicago Tribune. At the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center, the nation's largest such facility, the typical inmate is likely to be delusional, psychotic, depressed, manic or suffering anxiety disorders. A recent federally funded study found that two out of . . .

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