Publisher Files Censorship Suit Against Illinois Dept. Of CorrectionsA non-profit agency that publishes books and newsletters for prison inmates is suing the Illinois Department of Corrections over alleged censorship.
State To Open Mental Health Facility For Inmates In JolietDr. Melvin Hinton said the new residential treatment unit (RTU) will provide expanded levels of care to inmates who most need them.
Autopsy: Inmate Overdosed On Bus To StatevilleClifford V. Nelson, 49, was being transferred from the Cook County Jail and was found unresponsive on the bus about 9:50 a.m. Feb. 27 at Stateville in Crest Hill, according to the Will County coroner’s office.
State Deemed Peterson 'Threat To Safety And Security' Before TransferIn February, Drew Peterson was transferred from the Menard Correctional Center to a high-security federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana.
State Prison Official Fired After Groping AccusationAccording to documents, former state Rep. John Anthony talked to a woman about her body parts, rubbed against her and licked her neck.
Study: Illinois Women's Prison Treats Inmates Too HarshlyInmates at Illinois' major women's prison have been called "crazy" and "worthless" by corrections officers, are sometimes placed in an unpadded open-bar "crisis cage" and receive harsher discipline than men for similar offenses, a study released Friday says.
Illinois Agrees To $450,000 Settlement In Prison Rape LawsuitThe Illinois Department of Corrections has agreed to pay $450,000 to a man who says he was punished and humiliated by prison officials after he reported that his cellmate raped him.
State Hosts Resources Fair To Help Ex-Cons Stay On Positive TrackDozens of ex-convicts showed up at a Chicago Park Districrt fieldhouse on the Northwest Side on Thursday to take advantage of resources to help them make a good life for themselves outside of prison.
Chicago Man Gets Two Years In Prison For Selling Fake Cubs Playoff TicketsA South Side man was sentenced to two years in prison Monday after he pleaded guilty to selling counterfeit Cubs tickets during their playoff run last fall.
Lawsuit Seeking To Give Deaf Prisoners Access To Interpreters Granted Class Action StatusThe lawsuit, originally filed on behalf of 11 plaintiffs in 2011, claimed deaf and partially deaf prisoners have been denied the help they need to communicate.
Prisoners’ Rights Group Hopes New IDOC Director Tackles Overcrowding, Treatment Of Mentally IllThe head of a prisoners’ rights group weighs in on the revolving door at the Illinois Department of Corrections, reports WBBM's Nancy Harty.
IDOC Says Personal Data Of At Least 1,000 Employees Released More than 1,000 Social Security numbers belonging to Illinois Department of Corrections employees were inadvertently released in a response to a Freedom of Information Act request.