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Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Says Rules Followed In Early Release Of Man Now Accused Of Murder

Governor Quinn is commenting on the early release of a prison inmate who is now accused of murder, calling it “a tragic matter.”

08/28/2013

Prison fence

State Prison System Takes Another Crack At Early-Release Program

Democratic 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.

01/10/2013

George Ryan

Former Gov. Ryan Loses Latest Bid For Early Release

A federal appeals court dealt another legal defeat to former Gov. George Ryan on Monday, denying his latest bid to get out of prison early.

08/06/2012

Ed Vrdolyak

Vrdolyak Released From Home Confinement Early

Former alderman and political powerbroker Edward Vrdolyak is completely free, after being released from home imprisonment three months ahead of time.

CBS Chicago–04/26/2012

David Shotkoski was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in 1985. He was shot and killed during a robbery attempt in 1995 while he was in spring training. (Family Photo)

Murder Victim’s Parents Angry Killer Set Free 10 Years Early

A 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.

CBS 2–04/03/2012

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Indiana Man Released From Prison Decades Early

A former Portage, Ind., man who was sentenced to 110 years in prison in 1985 will be set free Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–06/07/2011