Convicted Cop Killer Granted Early Release For 1973 MurderAfter spending more than 40 years in prison for killing a Chicago police officer in 1973, a 58-year-old man has been granted parole, enraging Police Supt. Garry McCarthy and rank-and-file officers.
Quinn Says Rules Followed In Early Release Of Man Now Accused Of MurderGovernor Quinn is commenting on the early release of a prison inmate who is now accused of murder, calling it "a tragic matter."
State Prison System Takes Another Crack At Early-Release ProgramDemocratic Gov. Pat Quinn shut down the former program after The Associated Press reported that 1,745 inmates -- some convicted of violent crimes -- had been released within weeks or even days of their arrival at the penitentiary.
Former Gov. Ryan Loses Latest Bid For Early ReleaseA federal appeals court dealt another legal defeat to former Gov. George Ryan on Monday, denying his latest bid to get out of prison early.
Vrdolyak Released From Home Confinement EarlyFormer alderman and political powerbroker Edward Vrdolyak is completely free, after being released from home imprisonment three months ahead of time.
Murder Victim's Parents Angry Killer Set Free 10 Years EarlyA convicted killer was let out of a Florida prison Tuesday, 10 years earlier than expected. The man he murdered was a Chicago native his parents said they’re shocked and angry to hear the news of the killer's release.
Indiana Man Released From Prison Decades EarlyA former Portage, Ind., man who was sentenced to 110 years in prison in 1985 will be set free Wednesday.