Recreation in retirement homes, cruise lines, and…juvenile detention?
Cook County Juvenile Detention Center in Chicago, Illinois is the largest juvenile detention facility in the country, with a maximum capacity of 498 juveniles. In 2010, the population averaged 325, with the vast majority being African American. Most of the kids at Cook County are there for violating parole or drug possession, largely due to bad urine analysis. The average stay is 30 days, though they range from three days to two years. Visitors are escorted in and out of the center. The general treatment in the facility goes far beyond protecting the kids.