Illinois Prisons

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Expert Panel Criticizes Medical Care At Illinois Prisons

A scathing new report by court-approved researchers paints a bleak picture of medical care in Illinois prisons, describing treatment delays, haphazard follow-up care, chaotic record keeping and a litany of other problems that may have cut short the lives of some inmates.

05/20/2015

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

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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

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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