Dems Praise Gov. Rauner For Signing Measures Aimed At Reducing Prison PopulationSo, how does going easier on crime help fight it? CBS 2 Political Reporter Derrick Blakley reports.
Expert Panel Criticizes Medical Care At Illinois PrisonsA 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.
Rauner Forms Panel To Recommend Overhaul Of Criminal Justice SystemSaying 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.
Watch The Illinois Prison Population Explode Before Your EyesAs of 2012, for every 100,000 Illinois residents, 381 of them were in prison.
Illinois Prison Guards Racked Up $62 Million In Overtime In 2012Guards at Illinois state prisons worked overtime last year to the tune of $62 million but that won't be the case this year.

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