Lawsuit Asking For Release Of Prisoners At Risk For COVID-19The cases up for consideration range from low level felonies to violent habitual offenders. At last check, a total of 167 detainees have tested positive for COVID-19.
After Years Of 'Verbal And Physical Abuse' Trans Woman Strawberry Hampton Is Released From Prison"I was subjected to verbal and physical abuse every day by the inmates and staffing. Beatings. My clothes cut off me with a knife. I was dragged with shackles on my feet and arms."
Sex Offender Who Listed Home Address As Child Care Center Back Behind BarsMark Heyer, 52, was arrested Tuesday afternoon and is now charged with a felony for violating the sex offender registration multiple times.
Convicted Sex Offender's Home Address Is Listed As A Child Care Center In ChicagoA website meant to keep Illinois communities informed is causing confusion on Chicago's North Side because a registered sex offender's listed home address is actually that of a child care center.
Report: Mold 'Rampant' At Former Southern Illinois PrisonThe former "supermax" prison remains vacant. Corrections Department spokeswoman Lindsey Hess says there are no plans to sell or renovate it.
Parolee Escapes From IL Department Of Corrections AgentsA search is underway for a parolee who broke free from Illinois Department of Corrections agents.
Man Heads To Prison For Shooting AcquaintanceThe bullet hit the victim in the cheek and exited through the back of his head.
Transgender Inmate Seeks Emergency Order Of ProtectionStrawberry Hampton "is seeking immediate action to protect her from ongoing harassment at the hands of IDOC guards."
Transgender Inmate Seeks Protection Order Against Prison GuardsThe 26-year-old inmate who goes by the name Strawberry Hampton (legally Deon Hampton) has been repeatedly sexually assaulted by corrections officers.
Stateville Prisoner Serving 70-Year Sentence Jumps To His Death On his way back to his cell, Angel Garcia suddenly ran and jumped from the fifth floor of cell house C, prison officials said.
Drew Peterson Transferred To State Prison In Southern IllinoisThe Illinois Department of Corrections confirms Peterson, 59, arrived Thursday at Menard Correctional Center near Chester, Ill.
Escaped Inmate Caught Hiding In Portable ToiletA state prison inmate was captured Friday evening, hiding deep within a portable toilet, several hours after he escaped from a van while being transported to Stateville Correctional Center.