Wisecracking Chicago Outfit killer Joseph “Joey the Clown” Lombardo claims he is being subjected to “elder abuse” as a result of being placed in solitary confinement last year in a North Carolina federal prison.
Stanley Wrice walked out of a central Illinois prison on Wednesday, freed after 30 years behind bars, after his rape conviction was tossed out because he had been tortured into confessing.
A former Mooseheart employee who has spent two decades in prison for sexually assaulting young boys will not be released from custody this week as expected.
Shermain Miles read her Bible on the train, ignoring the wind’s destruction outside as she returned to Chicago on Monday and prepared to pick up the pieces of her own shattered life.
Vincent Richardson pleaded guilty Thursday to false impersonation of a peace officer and Judge Lauren Gottainer Edidin sentenced him to 18 months in prison and issued a $454 fine.
A day after he apparently was turned away from a federal prison in North Carolina, former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has been allowed to surrender to federal custody three days early to begin serving his 30-month sentence.
Former congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. will serve his prison sentence at a facility in North Carolina and has already paid a significant portion of his $750,000 fine.
Justice will never come for a 53-year-old inmate who was fighting for a new trial as his life ended today behind bars.
Governor Quinn is commenting on the early release of a prison inmate who is now accused of murder, calling it “a tragic matter.”
When Jesse Jackson Jr. is sentenced on Wednesday, his lawyers plan to ask the judge to recommend that he serve his time near Washington D.C. so he can be near his kids and his wife.
Home visits for inmates? That’s right, in Lake County, IL. Home visits, with a caveat, via the Internet.
Federal prosecutors are challenging the contention by defense attorneys that Jesse Jackson Jr. should spend less time in prison because a lengthy sentence would cause his fragile mental health to deteriorate.
Timothy Smith tearfully apologized Thursday for pimping his pregnant wife and for gunning down an unarmed man who came to their McHenry County home seeking sex.
A former northern Illinois comptroller sentenced this year for stealing nearly $54 million from her community has been transferred to a federal jail in downtown Chicago.
Authorities in Indiana have busted a prison inmate for a second time for allegedly running a drug ring from his cell.
Patti Blagojevich marked the first year of her husband Rod Blagojevich’s first year in prison by posting a message to the former governor’s supporters on her Facebook page.
At last report from his attorneys, Blagojevich was about to begin working in the prison library last November, after starting out washing dishes like any other new inmate.
The Illinois Department of Corrections confirms Peterson, 59, arrived Thursday at Menard Correctional Center near Chester, Ill.
A Chicago woman was back with her family on Monday after seven years behind bars, now that her conviction has been overturned.
Less than a day after declaring his innocence at the top of his lungs during his sentencing hearing, former Bolingbrook cop Drew Peterson was transferred from the Will County Jail to a state prison in Pontiac to begin serving his 38-year sentence for murder.