State officials on Sunday announced $7 million more toward efforts to move non-violent incarcerated offenders into community-based programs.
People 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.
Security 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.
An Illinois judge is barring Gov. Quinn’s plan to close two prisons, at least for now, citing safety concerns.
The 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.
Virtually all parts of state government would be forced to cut spending under a budget outline approved by the Illinois House.
The Illinois Department of Corrections is looking for ways to increase the number of female prison guards.
There is hope for the seven state facilities that Gov. Pat Quinn wants to close.
A prison watchdog group finds that inmate tightie-whities are not so white these days.
Gov. Pat Quinn is nearing a decision on the controversial bill that would abolish the death penalty in Illinois.