Pritzker Announces Justice Reform InitiativePritzker noted the state spends roughly $1.3 billion a year for the Department of Corrections, which houses about 43,000 inmates in a system made for about 32,000.
Conservatives And Progressives Unite To Overhaul Criminal Justice SystemTodd Belcore, lead attorney with the Sergeant Shriver Center on Poverty Law, a social justice group, said he’s not surprised conservatives at the Illinois Policy Institute agree too many people are being jailed too long for the wrong reasons.
Rauner Appoints 28 To Panel Reviewing Criminal Justice OverhaulThe Republican governor announced his appointments on Tuesday. They include experts from nonprofits, academia and law enforcement as well as lawmakers.
Rauner Forms Panel To Recommend Overhaul Of Criminal Justice SystemSaying he wants the state to do more to keep people out of prison, Gov. Bruce Rauner has formed a commission to study possible changes to the state’s criminal justice system.
Chicago CEO's Road To Success Was Hard, But Has Proven To Be EffectiveRunning a successful business entails everything from marketing to finance, which can be a great foundation for careers in a number of other fields.
Job Opportunities In Chicago's Criminal Justice Industry AboundFor those looking to go into the field of criminal justice, advanced education opens many doors.
University Professor Uses Criminal Justice Degree To Educate Other ChicagoansEric Thompson of College of DuPage leveraged training and education to achieve continuous career advancement.
An Education In Criminal Justice Has Benefited A Chicago Special AgentSome may think that getting a Criminal Justice degree is frivolous when hoping to obtain a career in law enforcement.
Chicago Police Officer Moves Up The Ranks Because Of Higher EducationA common misconception for many people seeking a career as a police officer is that there is a bare minimum in terms of educational requirements.
Preckwinkle To Take On Racial Inequities In Judicial SystemThe head of the Cook County Board says she's working to address some of the racial inequities in the County's criminal justice system.
Preckwinkle: Change Drug Policies, Reduce Jail PopulationCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, who has publicly labeled the nation’s War on Drugs a failure, is now trying to turn the situation into something useful.
Illinois, Indiana Officials Examine Death PenaltyOfficials in both Illinois and Indiana are taking another look at the death penalty.