Top Officials To Announce Effort To Cut Incarceration RatesA Chicago police spokesman says top law enforcement officials from around the country are set to announce their involvement in a new push to lower incarceration rates.
Ex-Rep. Derrick Smith’s Last-Minute Bid To Avoid Prison FailsA federal judge has ordered the West Side Democrat to report to prison by Friday and begin serving his five-month sentence for taking a $7,000 cash bribe.
Former Ald. Sandi Jackson Reports To PrisonFormer Ald. Sandi Jackson has arrived at a minimum security prison camp in West Virginia, to begin serving her yearlong prison sentence for filing a false federal income tax return.
Conservatives, Progressives Agree On Need To Help Ex-Felons Stay Out Of Prison Conservatives and progressives say they are of one mind when it comes to many programs for keeping people out of prison who don't belong there and helping them stay out of prison once they've already been behind bars, reports WBBM’s Craig Dellimore.
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.
Art Exhibit Depicts Isolation Of Solitary ConfinementIt is art you will not see in a museum. The artists are prison inmates who've spent time in solitary confinement.
Jesse Jackson Jr. Begins New Life In Halfway HouseCBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine has returned from the Baltimore, Md. halfway house Jackson will call home for an undetermined amount of time.
Appeals Court Restores Prison Lawyer's Credit For Good BehaviorIt's sadly said no good deed goes unpunished, but convicted felon Eric Grandberry at least managed to break even after working as a prison lawyer.
Jackson Jr. To Refinance Home To Pay $550K Owed To FedsA federal court filing indicates Jackson is closing on a home refinancing and will pay $550,000 through a wire transfer to U.S. Marshals by June 1. The court filing indicates that Jackson had already written a check to the feds for $200,000 last year.
Ex-Con Homesick For Prison Gets 3 1/2 Years For Bank RobberyAn ex-con who spent most of his adult life behind bars on Thursday got what he said he wanted for robbing a suburban Chicago bank. The 74-year-old gets to go back to the place he called home -- prison.
Jesse Jackson Jr. Could Be Out Of Federal Prison Much Sooner Than ExpectedCBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine reports on how the ex-congressman's move to a different prison could affect his exit date.
Durbin: Progress Being Made On Prison Reform Senator Dick Durbin has told a criminal justice forum that there's progress being made on prison reform, mainly because inaction is costing federal and state governments a fortune, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Ill. High Court Ruling Could Mean Early Release For Prisoners Convicted As JuvenilesThe 16-page opinion stemmed from the U.S. Supreme Court's 2012 decision that mandatory life sentences without parole for juveniles were unconstitutional, and said it must be applied retroactively in Illinois.
'Joey The Clown' Lombardo Claims 'Elder Abuse' In NC PrisonWisecracking Chicago Outfit killer Joseph “Joey the Clown” Lombardo claims he is being subjected to “elder abuse” as a result of being placed in solitary confinement last year in a North Carolina federal prison.
Police Torture Victim Freed After 30 Years Behind BarsStanley Wrice walked out of a central Illinois prison on Wednesday, freed after 30 years behind bars, after his rape conviction was tossed out because he had been tortured into confessing.