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.
UPDATE: Inmate Accidentally Released From Kankakee Detention Center Taken Back Into CustodyAn inmate, who was mistakenly released from the Jerome Combs Detention Center in Kankakee Friday, was taken into custody Saturday in Lincolnwood.
Torturing Cops Sawed Off Tips Of Suspect's Shoes: AttorneysA man who claims Chicago police tortured him has been ordered released from prison.
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.
Inmate Dies After Collapsing At Cook County JailA 47-year-old inmate died Sunday night after collapsing at the Cook County Jail.
Hostage-Taking Inmate Was At Hospital For Eating His Sandal: ProsecutorThat's why Tyrone Salter, 21, was at Delnore Hospital at the time he stole an officer's gun, the Kane County prosecutor says.
Cook County Jail Discover Laptop In Inmate's CellCook County Jail officials are trying to figure out how an inmate who was allowed access to a laptop to prepare for his criminal case was able to keep it there long enough to record homemade talk shows on it.
Terminally-Ill Inmate Dies In Police Custody; Couldn't Afford To Bond OutA terminally-ill Cook County Jail inmate died in custody. He, like hundreds of other low-level offenders, couldn't afford to bond out.
Cook County Inmates Face Multiple Charges Of Aggravated Battery To StaffTwo detainees involved in separate incidents were charged Friday with aggravated battery to a peace officer, said Cook County Sheriff Thomas J Dart.
Feces-Throwing Inmate Injures Three Cook County Jailers In Scuffle Inmate Tacorey Killebrew has been involved in more than 50 altercations with jail staff since his arrest, authorities say.
Attorneys For Newly Released Chicago Man: Why Did It Take So Long?Ben Bakers says he was railroaded by a corrupt Chicago cop, one who was later disgraced. CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot reports.
Attorney Joseph “The Shark” Lopez Charged With Hitting Client“The Shark” has gotten hooked. Well-known criminal defense attorney Joseph “The Shark” Lopez was charged with one count of simple battery for allegedly striking an inmate in the holding area at the Cook County criminal courts building late last month, authorities said Thursday.
Prison Inmate Diagnosed With Legionnaire's DiseaseThe Illinois Department of Corrections said an inmate at Stateville Correctional Center, located in Crest Hill, has been transferred to an outside hospital for treatment of Legionnaire's Disease.
From Wrongfully Convicted To Law School Grad: 'I Couldn't Have Imagined This Day'Saturday morning, Jarrett Adams received his law degree from Loyola after spending 10 years in prison for a crime he did not commit.
Exonerated Inmate Adapting To Life -- And Smart Phones -- After 21 Years Behind BarsOn Friday, Angel Gonzalez talked with CBS 2's Mai Martinez about what it's like to finally be free.