John Howard Association
Security is being undermined at Illinois’ prisons because of overcrowding and the need for space, a prison watchdog group said Thursday after state officials confirmed that six medium-security prisons would be using gymnasiums to temporarily house extra inmates.
Inmates at Cook County Jail are being charged up to $15 per call for local phone calls, and the company that operates the jail’s phones and the county are both raking in huge profits because of it.
The Chicago-based John Howard Association prison watchdog group says the Menard Correctional Center downstate is becoming increasingly dangerous.
A prison watchdog group finds that inmate tightie-whities are not so white these days.