Inmates Improperly Collected Unemployment While In JailPeople in Illinois jails and prisons are not supposed to get unemployment benefits, but some of them are.
Program Lets Imprisoned Parents Record Bedtime Stories For KidsEven though their parents are miles away in prison, many Chicago children will hear those parents read a bedtime story this Christmas Eve.
18 Years, 4 Months For Man Who Took In Millions In Phony Tax ReturnsA former Chicago resident is going to prison for more than 18 years, after admitting to trying to defraud the state and federal government out of more than $65 million using the identities of prisoners and the dead.
Ill. Supreme Court: Inmates Can Keep Most Of Their Income From Prison JobsInmates can keep large portions of income they earn while working jobs behind bars, the Illinois Supreme Court said in a ruling Thursday that scuttles attempts by prison officials to confiscate everything for prison room and board.
Cook County Jail Installs Body Scanners For PrisonersIn an effort to improve safety for inmates and officers, the Cook County Jail has installed new high-tech body-scanning machines, Sheriff Tom Dart said Tuesday.
Naval Base Prisoners Moving To Woodstock The McHenry County Sheriff’s office is hoping to generate $83,000 in revenue by housing prisoners from the Great Lakes Naval Brig at the county jail.

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