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Former U.S. Rep Jesse Jackson Jr. (Credit: Getty Images)

Jesse Jackson Jr. Could Be Out Of Federal Prison Much Sooner Than Expected

CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports on how the ex-congressman’s move to a different prison could affect his exit date.

04/05/2014

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Durbin: Progress Being Made On Prison Reform

Senator Dick Durbin has told a criminal justice forum that there’s progress being made on prison reform, mainly because inaction is costing federal and state governments a fortune, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.

03/31/2014

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Ill. High Court Ruling Could Mean Early Release For Prisoners Convicted As Juveniles

The 16-page opinion stemmed from the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2012 decision that mandatory life sentences without parole for juveniles were unconstitutional, and said it must be applied retroactively in Illinois.

03/20/2014

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‘Joey The Clown’ Lombardo Claims ‘Elder Abuse’ In NC Prison

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.

01/21/2014

Stanley Wrice (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Police Torture Victim Freed After 30 Years Behind Bars

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.

12/11/2013

State Moves To Keep Mooseheart Molester In Prison

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.

11/21/2013

Shermain Miles (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Woman Arrested 396 Times Seeks New Start After Release From Prison

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.

11/19/2013

Vincent Richardson (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

‘Kid Cop’ Sentenced To Prison For Again Impersonating Officer

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.

11/07/2013

Former U.S. Rep Jesse Jackson Jr. (Credit: Getty Images)

Feds: Jackson Jr. Now In Custody

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.

10/28/2013

Jesse Jackson Jr. and Sandi Jackson arrive at the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., ahead of their sentencing hearing on Aug. 14, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Jacksons To Sell D.C. Home To Help Pay Fine; Asset Auction Canceled

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.

10/24/2013

Anthony McKinney (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Inmate Dies In Prison After Decades-Long Fight For Exoneration

Justice will never come for a 53-year-old inmate who was fighting for a new trial as his life ended today behind bars.

08/28/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Says Rules Followed In Early Release Of Man Now Accused Of Murder

Governor Quinn is commenting on the early release of a prison inmate who is now accused of murder, calling it “a tragic matter.”

08/28/2013

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves the federal courthouse in Washington, D.C., after pleading guilty to misusing $750,000 in campaign funds on personal purchases. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Jesse Jackson Jr. Lists Prison Preferences

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.

08/12/2013

Cook County Jail

Lake County Jail Inmates Now Have Unlimited Virtual Home Visits

Home visits for inmates? That’s right, in Lake County, IL. Home visits, with a caveat, via the Internet.

07/22/2013

Former U.S. Rep Jesse Jackson Jr. (Credit: Getty Images)

Feds: We Can Treat Jackson Jr. Behind Bars

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.

06/17/2013

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Man Gets 50 Years In Prison For Killing Man He Pimped To His Pregnant Wife

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.

05/22/2013

Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller in Dixon, Ill. (Credit: Boone County Sheriff)

Crundwell Moved To Chicago Jail Before Prison Assignment

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.

05/06/2013

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Indiana Inmate Charged With Running 2nd Drug Ring From Prison

Authorities in Indiana have busted a prison inmate for a second time for allegedly running a drug ring from his cell.

03/27/2013

Rod Blagojevich and his wife Patti arrive at the federal courthouse where opening remarks were delivered at his corruption retrial on May 2, 2011. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Patti Blagojevich: Rod’s Year In Prison Has Left ‘Aching Hole In Our Lives’

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.

03/15/2013

Blagojevich Leaves

Blagojevich Approaches First Year Behind Bars

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.

CBS Chicago–03/14/2013

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