No Sexual Assaults Reported Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice

Either the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice is doing one marvelous job preventing rape and other sexual assaults in prison or employees are not keeping their eyes open.

I filed a Freedom of Information request with the new spin-off department asking for any documents relating to rape or sexual assault on youth in the department’s care. Here’s the response I received from Chief Legal Advisor Beth Anne Compton:

“Any rape or sexual assault occurring in a Department of Juvenile Justice facility would trigger reporting pursuant to Department policies and an investigation.

“However, there have been no such occurrences during the 12 month period of September 1, 2009 through August 31, 2010.

“Therefore the Department has no documentation to provide in response to your request.”

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