Fox May Be Liable for ‘Empire’ Filming at Illinois Juvie Center

A federal judge ruled Monday that Fox must face claims it was unjustly enriched by striking a deal with county officials to use a Chicago juvenile detention center as a set for the hit show “Empire,” forcing kids to sit in chairs for days at a time.

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Judge Sets Reform Timeline for Wisconsin Juvenile System

Two weeks after condemning the harsh treatment of juveniles in Wisconsin detention centers — “Ted Kaczynski has less restrictive solitary confinement than youth at Lincoln Hills,” he had said — a federal judge finalized a series of reforms that will begin taking effect on July 21.

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