Illinois State Training School for Boys at St. Charles
|Illinois State Training School for Boys at St. Charles|
|Peak Patient Population||750-850|
Located on 1200 acres of former farm land just west of St. Charles, the IL State Training School for Boys was first built in the 1904 to house delinquent boys. The school branched out over the years and also started educational, vocational, religious, and military training programs to male youths from the area.
More information can be found in the University of Champaign-Urbana's online book collection here. [] (This book is not copy written and available for download at this site.)
Jeff Fort, the former gang leader, now serving time for murder and federal domestic terrorism charges was once incarcerated at the facility.