'Under No Circumstances' Will Foster Kids Be Transported In Shackles, DCFS Director Says In MemoThe director of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services sent out a memo late Monday categorically banning the use of handcuffs or shackles when transporting young people.
'It Was Messed Up:' Teen In Foster Care Speaks Out About Being Put In Shackles By DCFS WorkersJawan Cross is not a prisoner – he’s a teen in foster care – and yet, he was shackled by workers from the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
DCFS Can't Explain Why Some Teens Have Been Put In Shackles"That's a profound civil right violation. They're not in the penal system. They're in the foster care system."
Drew Peterson, In Shackles, Allowed To Attend Private Visitation For His MotherConvicted wife killer Drew Peterson was allowed outside the Will County Jail for a brief period today to pay final respects to his mother at a Darien funeral home.