Cape-Wearing Lawyer Pleads Guilty To TheftCalling himself "Excuseman," he skewered people who "mess up and don't fess up."
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.
Leader In Illinois Tax Fraud Scheme Sentenced To Over Eight YearsThe U.S. attorney's office in Springfield said 44-year-old Clifton "Ty" Robinson was sentenced for fraud and aggravated identity theft convictions.
NSA Leaker Reality Winner Sentenced To 63 Months In PrisonWinner initially faced 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, but accepted a plea deal.
7 Inmates Dead, 17 Injured In South Carolina Prison FightingSeven inmates have been killed and at least 17 others seriously injured amid fighting between prisoners inside a maximum security prison in South Carolina.
A Chicago Man Looks For A Second ChanceA Chicago man just released from prison says people need to be more empathetic to people who need second chances.
Vacant Joliet Prison Catches Fire For Second Time This YearA fire broke out Monday morning at the vacant southwest suburban prison where the movie “The Blues Brothers” was filmed, the second time this year that a blaze was reported at the building.
New Task Force Expected To Keep People From Ending Up Back In JailThe Chicago City Council is expected to move towards creation of a task force to keep people who are freed from jail or prison from ending up back behind bars.
A Mother's Day Call To Remember Women In PrisonA few dozen people spent Friday afternoon rallying in front of the Thompson Center to raise awareness about the mass incarceration of mothers across the country.
Man Who Took Bribes From Food Service Workers Gets 18 MonthsA south suburban man who took bribes from food service workers to skip Illinois Department of Health training and testing has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.
Man Gets 40 Years For Arlington Heights Sexual Assault, RobberyReynaldo Pineda, 36, pleaded guilty Thursday to aggravated criminal sexual assault of a victim over 60 and home invasion causing injury during a hearing at the Rolling Meadows courthouse
Two Detainees Charged With Taking Over Part Of Cook County JailTwo detainees charged with taking over a division of the Cook County Jail for about three hours last month have been ordered held on a $1 million bond each.
Activists Raising Money To Help Children Visit Their Incarcerated MothersAdvocates for mothers in prison have started a crowdfunding effort hoping to revive a program to bus children to women’s prisons.
'Sweetheart Swindler,' Who Convinced Elderly Man She Needed Spinal Transplant, Gets Eight Years In PrisonCandy Ely raked in more than $1.2 million in cash and goods, police say.
Group Collecting Toys For Children Of Imprisoned MothersHolly Krig, director of organizing for Moms United Against Violence and Incarceration, said the group regularly organizes trips for the kids to see their moms, and this is the second year they're collecting toys.