Preckwinkle: ‘Blow up’ Juvenile Jail and Put Kids in Smaller Regional Centers

Preckwinkle: ‘Blow up’ Juvenile Jail and Put Kids in Smaller Regional Centers

March 9, 2012 | by  | Chicago Sun-Times

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle responds to NCCD’s February 2012 report Juvenile Detention in Cook County: Future Directions.

Asked if she agreed with the report’s recommendation that the juvenile detention center be closed, Preckwinkle said: “Of course. I said that from the beginning. I think I said we should blow it up.”

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle responds to NCCD’s February 2012 report Juvenile Detention in Cook County: Future Directions.

Asked if she agreed with the report’s recommendation that the juvenile detention center be closed, Preckwinkle said: “Of course. I said that from the beginning. I think I said we should blow it up.”