Illinois Released White Inmates Early At Higher Rates Than Black Inmates During PandemicLess than half (46%) of inmates released early were Black, even though Black inmates make up 54% of the state prison population. Meanwhile, 43% of inmates who were released early were white, even though whites make up about 32% of the prison population.
GOP State Lawmakers Want Details From Gov. JB Pritzker On Inmates Released During PandemicHouse Republicans hosted a video news conference Monday, saying their requests for information have been ignored, including details on how many have been freed and how the Illinois Department of Corrections determines who gets released.
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.
Coronavirus In Illinois: 937 New COVID-19 Cases, 26 More Deaths; State Working To Contain Prison OutbreakIllinois Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said Illinois now has a total of 5,994 cases, including 99 deaths, in 54 counties.
Federal Judge Orders Illinois Prisons To Reform Transgender Inmate TreatmentAmong other things, the order said prisons can no longer "mechanically'' assign housing based on genitalia or physical size and appearance.
Former CPD Officer Jason Van Dyke No Longer In Federal CustodyFormer Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke is no longer in federal custody, nor is he in Illinois state custody.
Illinois Court Tosses Conviction Over Facebook PhotoIllinois' 3rd District Court of Appeals reversed the conviction of 29-year-old Spencer D. Watkins. The Peoria man was convicted of being a felon in possession of a gun in 2016 and given a nine-year prison term.
Illinois Inmates Sue Over Suspension Of Prison Debate ClassSeveral inmates have sued the Illinois Department of Corrections over the suspension of a Stateville Correctional Center debate class.
Transgender Inmate Sues Illinois Dept. of Corrections; Seeks Transfer To Female PrisonA transgender prisoner is suing Illinois' Department of Corrections, accusing it of doing too little to protect her from abuse for over 15 years and requesting an order transferring her to a women's prison.
Prison Mental Health Center Groundbreaking Set For MondayThe $150 million center will be 180,000 square feet (16,700 square meters) and serve both men and women. It will employ more than 400 people including physicians, nurse practitioners, psychologists and correctional treatment officers.
3 Illinois Department Of Corrections Employees Charged With BatteryThree Illinois Department of Corrections employees were charged with official misconduct and battery, according to Illinois State Police.
Illinois Officials Agree To Settle Prison Health LawsuitA court-appointed expert would guide the overhaul of health care for Illinois prison inmates in a proposed federal consent decree filed Thursday.
Mandatory Prison Sentence for Carpentersville Man Guilty Of Sexually Assaulting ChildAccording to officials, Martinez faces a sentence between 6 and 60 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
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.
Prison Inmate Death After Run-In With Staff Ruled HomicideThe 65-year-old Earvin sustained 15 rib fractures and two dozen or more abrasions, hemorrhages and lacerations. Surgery to remove a portion of his bowel appears to have followed the injury, the report says.