Lawsuit: Illinois agency wrongfully imprisoned children


              Charles Golbert, Cook County Public Guardian, speaks during a press conference announcing a class action lawsuit alleging the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has wrongfully incarcerated minors in its care. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, at the offices of Loevy & Loevy Attorneys at Law in Chicago. 18-year-old Janiah Caine, who was previously in the care of DCFS as a minor, spoke about the consequences of being locked up for so long, and about losing her grandmother while she was incarcerated. (AP Photo/Erin Hooley)
            
              Charles Golbert, Cook County Public Guardian, speaks during a press conference announcing a class action lawsuit alleging the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has wrongfully incarcerated minors in its care. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, at the offices of Loevy & Loevy Attorneys at Law in Chicago. 18-year-old Janiah Caine, who was previously in the care of DCFS as a minor, spoke about the consequences of being locked up for so long, and about losing her grandmother while she was incarcerated. (AP Photo/Erin Hooley)
            
              Janiah Caine, 18, who was previously in the care of Illinois Department of Children and Family Services as a minor, speaks about her experience during a press conference announcing a class action lawsuit alleging the DCFS has wrongfully incarcerated minors in its care. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, at the offices of Loevy & Loevy Attorneys at Law in Chicago. Caine spoke about the consequences of being locked up for so long, and about losing her grandmother while she was incarcerated. (AP Photo/Erin Hooley)
            
              Nick Youngblood, an attorney with the Office of the Cook County Public Guardian, speaks during a press conference announcing a class action lawsuit alleging the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has wrongfully incarcerated minors in its care. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, at the offices of Loevy & Loevy Attorneys at Law in Chicago. 18-year-old Janiah Caine, who was previously in the care of DCFS as a minor, spoke about the consequences of being locked up for so long, and about losing her grandmother while she was incarcerated. (AP Photo/Erin Hooley)
            
              Janiah Caine, 18, who was previously in the care of Illinois Department of Children and Family Services as a minor, speaks about her experience during a press conference announcing a class action lawsuit alleging the DCFS has wrongfully incarcerated minors in its care. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, at the offices of Loevy & Loevy Attorneys at Law in Chicago. Caine spoke about the consequences of being locked up for so long, and about losing her grandmother while she was incarcerated. (AP Photo/Erin Hooley)
            
              Janiah Caine, 18, who was previously in the care of Illinois Department of Children and Family Services as a minor, speaks about her experience during a press conference announcing a class action lawsuit alleging the DCFS has wrongfully incarcerated minors in its care. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, at the offices of Loevy & Loevy Attorneys at Law in Chicago. Caine spoke about the consequences of being locked up for so long, and about losing her grandmother while she was incarcerated. (AP Photo/Erin Hooley)
            
              Janiah Caine, 18, who was previously in the care of Illinois Department of Children and Family Services as a minor, speaks about her experience during a press conference announcing a class action lawsuit alleging the DCFS has wrongfully incarcerated minors in its care. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, at the offices of Loevy & Loevy Attorneys at Law in Chicago. Caine spoke about the consequences of being locked up for so long, and about losing her grandmother while she was incarcerated. (AP Photo/Erin Hooley)
            
              Attorney Russell Ainsworth, right, encourages 18-year-old Janiah Caine, who was previously in the care of Illinois Department of Children and Family Services as a minor, to "speak from the heart" during a press conference announcing a class action lawsuit alleging the DCFS has wrongfully incarcerated minors in its care. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, at the offices of Loevy & Loevy Attorneys at Law in Chicago. Caine spoke about the consequences of being locked up for so long, and about losing her grandmother while she was incarcerated. (AP Photo/Erin Hooley)
            
              Janiah Caine, 18, who was previously in the care of Illinois Department of Children and Family Services as a minor, speaks about her experience during a press conference announcing a class action lawsuit alleging the DCFS has wrongfully incarcerated minors in its care. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, at the offices of Loevy & Loevy Attorneys at Law in Chicago. Caine spoke about the consequences of being locked up for so long, and about losing her grandmother while she was incarcerated. (AP Photo/Erin Hooley)
            
              Attorney Russell Ainsworth, right, encourages 18-year-old Janiah Caine, who was previously in the care of Illinois Department of Children and Family Services as a minor, to "speak from the heart" during a press conference announcing a class action lawsuit alleging the DCFS has wrongfully incarcerated minors in its care. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, at the offices of Loevy & Loevy Attorneys at Law in Chicago. Caine spoke about the consequences of being locked up for so long, and about losing her grandmother while she was incarcerated. (AP Photo/Erin Hooley)
Lawsuit: Illinois agency wrongfully imprisoned children