Get Our Youth Out of Prison Now

Get Our Youth Out of Prison Now

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Barron Hooper started this petition to Alderman of the 11th ward of Chicago Patrick D Thompson

59% of children held in Illinois detention facilities are African-American despite representing less than 20% of the total population. Of all the African-American children held, only 26% are detained for violent offenses. It is also a fact that between 2004 and 2014, for every 1,000 juvenile arrests only three records were expunged in Illinois. This is despite the fact that 95.5% of those arrests were nonviolent. There were approximately 1.8 million juvenile arrests in Illinois during that same period. Since this time there have been re-occurrences regarding this issue and teens are still being placed in jails rather than detention centers.

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