Life after high school: Boot camp at Cook County Jail

Last year, Kenny Rainey was saying goodbye to high school. He had too few credits to graduate and was nervous about his future, but he had a summer job lined up and plans to enroll in an alternative school to earn his diploma.   But now, Kenny is in Cook County Jail’s boot camp, where he was sentenced for possessing an illegal firearm. Two days before he was shipped to the camp, he appeared much thinner than he had been a year ago, and looked pale in the fluorescent light of a jail visiting room.   Kenny’s story is in our In Focus section.

Last year, Kenny Rainey was saying goodbye to high school. He had too
few credits to graduate and was nervous about his future, but he had a
summer job lined up and plans to enroll in an alternative school to
earn his diploma.   But now, Kenny is in Cook County Jail’s boot camp,
where he was sentenced for possessing an illegal firearm. Two days
before he was shipped to the camp, he appeared much thinner than he had
been a year ago, and looked pale in the fluorescent light of a jail
visiting room.  Kenny’s story is in our In Focus section.