Attorney Joseph “The Shark” Lopez Charged With Hitting Client“The Shark” has gotten hooked. Well-known criminal defense attorney Joseph “The Shark” Lopez was charged with one count of simple battery for allegedly striking an inmate in the holding area at the Cook County criminal courts building late last month, authorities said Thursday.
Prison Inmate Diagnosed With Legionnaire's DiseaseThe Illinois Department of Corrections said an inmate at Stateville Correctional Center, located in Crest Hill, has been transferred to an outside hospital for treatment of Legionnaire's Disease.
From Wrongfully Convicted To Law School Grad: 'I Couldn't Have Imagined This Day'Saturday morning, Jarrett Adams received his law degree from Loyola after spending 10 years in prison for a crime he did not commit.
Exonerated Inmate Adapting To Life -- And Smart Phones -- After 21 Years Behind BarsOn Friday, Angel Gonzalez talked with CBS 2's Mai Martinez about what it's like to finally be free.
Inmate's Letters Claim Glasgow Helped Set Up Peterson In Murder-For-Hire SchemeLetters written by a prison inmate allege Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow was in on the planning of his own murder-for-hire, leading to new charges against the man he put in prison, convicted killer Drew Peterson.
Jail Inmate Solicited Murder From Behind Bars: SheriffGeorge Krueger of Blue Island has been held in the jail since Aug. 24, when he was ordered held on a $100,000 bond on charges of telephone harassment, criminal damage to property and criminal trespass, according to the Cook County sheriff’s office.
Inmate Dies On Medical Furlough In ChicagoDariel White, 38, was on furlough from Pontiac Correctional Center, where he was serving a six-year-sentence for delivery of heroin. Illinois Department of Corrections spokesman Tom Shaer said White had been ill and that his death “was not unexpected.”
Driver Arrested After Showing Convict's ID To CopA routine traffic stop last week in Antioch proved that even an inmate in the Illinois Department of Corrections has to worry about identity theft.
Inmate Death Prompts Sweeping Changes At Lake County JailEugene Gruber, who was 51, died from a spinal cord injury suffered during a take down in a shower area after he was sprayed with pepper spray for allegedly fighting correctional officers trying to process him into the jail.
Jail Escapee Tells Judge To ‘Stick It’ At Sentencing Kenneth Conley will be in federal prison for an extra 3 1/2 years, thanks to his daring 2012 escape from a federal lockup, the Sun-Times is reporting.
Escaped Michigan Prisoner Captured In IndianaA convicted murderer who slipped out of a Michigan prison Sunday, sparking a multi-state manhunt, has been captured in LaPorte County, Ind.
Jail Program Worker Accused Of Having Sex With InmateLester Hill, 27, is accused of having sex with a 23-year-old detainee of the jail on Jan. 13 and 15.