Illinois Youth Center at Kewanee
March 24, 2015

According to the correctional officers union, seventeen inmates at the juvenile detention center smashed out windows at the facility and threatened one correctional officer with shards of glass. The inmates ranged in age from 18 to 21. One correctional officer was forced to flee her post.

According to the same union, there have been more than 400 incidents at IYC-Kewanee in the past year.

Citations:

Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice investigating youth center in Kewanee after juvenile ‘threatened’ officer“, WQAD 8, March 24, 2015.

Illinois looks into youth prison violence at Kewanee facility” QC Times, March 24, 2015.