Feds Allocate $54 Million To Open Thomson PrisonAbout $10 million will be used to renovate the maximum-security penitentiary that was a state prison that never fully opened because of budget constraints. The additional $43.7 million will be used for staffing and equipment.
Attorney: George Ryan Broke No Rules In Weekend Trip To RestaurantGeorge Ryan's lawyer said Tuesday that the former governor did nothing wrong when he went out to dinner with family and a few friends on Sunday, despite being on home confinement through early July.
Lawyer Asks Judge To Endorse Blagojevich For RehabRod Blagojevich's attorneys have asked to have him placed in a drug and alcohol abuse program when he starts his 14-year prison sentence for corruption, though they aren't saying if the former Illinois governor has a problem or if it's a legal move.
Officers Seek To Get Imprisoned Colleague TransferredSome Chicago Police officers have started a letter-writing campaign, in an effort to get the Federal Bureau of Prisons to move one of their own to a prison closer to home.