Activists Raising Money To Help Children Visit Their Incarcerated MothersAdvocates for mothers in prison have started a crowdfunding effort hoping to revive a program to bus children to women’s prisons.
'Sweetheart Swindler,' Who Convinced Elderly Man She Needed Spinal Transplant, Gets Eight Years In PrisonCandy Ely raked in more than $1.2 million in cash and goods, police say.
Group Collecting Toys For Children Of Imprisoned MothersHolly Krig, director of organizing for Moms United Against Violence and Incarceration, said the group regularly organizes trips for the kids to see their moms, and this is the second year they're collecting toys.
Top Officials To Announce Effort To Cut Incarceration RatesA Chicago police spokesman says top law enforcement officials from around the country are set to announce their involvement in a new push to lower incarceration rates.
Ex-Rep. Derrick Smith’s Last-Minute Bid To Avoid Prison FailsA federal judge has ordered the West Side Democrat to report to prison by Friday and begin serving his five-month sentence for taking a $7,000 cash bribe.
Former Ald. Sandi Jackson Reports To PrisonFormer Ald. Sandi Jackson has arrived at a minimum security prison camp in West Virginia, to begin serving her yearlong prison sentence for filing a false federal income tax return.
Conservatives, Progressives Agree On Need To Help Ex-Felons Stay Out Of Prison Conservatives and progressives say they are of one mind when it comes to many programs for keeping people out of prison who don't belong there and helping them stay out of prison once they've already been behind bars, reports WBBM’s Craig Dellimore.
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.
Art Exhibit Depicts Isolation Of Solitary ConfinementIt is art you will not see in a museum. The artists are prison inmates who've spent time in solitary confinement.
Jesse Jackson Jr. Begins New Life In Halfway HouseCBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine has returned from the Baltimore, Md. halfway house Jackson will call home for an undetermined amount of time.
Appeals Court Restores Prison Lawyer's Credit For Good BehaviorIt's sadly said no good deed goes unpunished, but convicted felon Eric Grandberry at least managed to break even after working as a prison lawyer.
Jackson Jr. To Refinance Home To Pay $550K Owed To FedsA federal court filing indicates Jackson is closing on a home refinancing and will pay $550,000 through a wire transfer to U.S. Marshals by June 1. The court filing indicates that Jackson had already written a check to the feds for $200,000 last year.