Gov. Rauner's New State Prisons Chief Abruptly ResignsThe governor's office gave no reason for the premature departure of Donald Stolworthy, named to the $150,228-a-year job on March 9.
Teamsters Union Accuses Dart Caring More About Protecting Inmates Than Officer SafetyOne of the nation’s largest local unions is berating Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart in a full page ad in the Chicago Sun Times on Sunday.
Quinn Rethinks Ban On Reporters At State PrisonsNow, Gov. Pat Quinn says, it’s up to Corrections Director Salvador Godinez to decide when and how reporters will have access.
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.