State Hopes To Move More Non-Violent Offenders From PrisonState officials on Sunday announced $7 million more toward efforts to move non-violent incarcerated offenders into community-based programs.
Want To Know What Cook County Jail Is Like? Check YelpPeople turn to the website Yelp for reviews of restaurants, bars, hotels, and other businesses; it turns out you also can check out reviews of jails and prisons.
6 Illinois Prisons To Set Up Temporary HousingSecurity 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.
Judge Delays Quinn's Push To Close PrisonsAn Illinois judge is barring Gov. Quinn's plan to close two prisons, at least for now, citing safety concerns.
State Agrees To Halt Transfers From Prisons Set To CloseThe state's largest public employee union has won a short-term victory, with the state agreeing to temporarily stop moving inmates from prisons scheduled to close.
Illinois House Approves Austere Spending LimitsVirtually all parts of state government would be forced to cut spending under a budget outline approved by the Illinois House.
State Seeks Ways To Recruit More Female Prison GuardsThe Illinois Department of Corrections is looking for ways to increase the number of female prison guards.
State Official: There's Still Hope For Facilities Quinn Plans To CloseThere is hope for the seven state facilities that Gov. Pat Quinn wants to close.
Watchdog Group: Prison Inmates Rarely Get To Change UnderwearA prison watchdog group finds that inmate tightie-whities are not so white these days.
Quinn Nears Decision On Death Penalty BillGov. Pat Quinn is nearing a decision on the controversial bill that would abolish the death penalty in Illinois.

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