Illinois Prisoner Review Board
A woman who has long maintained she took no part in an infamous 1987 kidnapping and murder in Kankakee was set to make another bid to get out of prison on Tuesday.
Illinois will implement new rules to help ensure the due-process rights of juveniles in a settlement of a 2012 lawsuit that alleged hundreds of children on parole are illegally detained each year, according to recent federal court filings.
Anytime an inmate convicted of killing a Chicago police officer comes up for parole, officers go to the Illinois Prisoner Review Board to stand for the fallen.
A former Illinois state lawmaker has withdrawn her name from a post on the state parole board, amid criticism that she was appointed to the job shortly after voting for Gov. Pat Quinn’s income tax hike.
Roger Walker Jr. is supposed to be on the job at the Illinois Prisoner Review Board at a salary of almost $86,000 a year.