04/28/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Illinois Youth Prisons See More Suicide Attempts

Suicides at the eight facilities run by the state's Department of Juvenile Justice are rare.

But suicide attempts are not.

In budget year 2009, the number of suicide attempts was at its highest level since 2005, before the department split off from adult prisons.

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