Illinois prisons

Gov. Bruce Rauner outlines his agenda after being sworn into office on Jan. 12, 2015, in Springfield, Illinois. Rauner is the first Republican governor in Illinois since 2003. (Credit: CBS)

Rauner Forms Panel To Recommend Overhaul Of Criminal Justice System

Saying he wants the state to do more to keep people out of prison, Gov. Bruce Rauner has formed a commission to study possible changes to the state’s criminal justice system.

02/12/2015

Prison Map

Watch The Illinois Prison Population Explode Before Your Eyes

As of 2012, for every 100,000 Illinois residents, 381 of them were in prison.

07/31/2014

Prison fence

Illinois Prison Guards Racked Up $62 Million In Overtime In 2012

Guards at Illinois state prisons worked overtime last year to the tune of $62 million but that won’t be the case this year.

10/27/2013