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.
State Moves To Keep Mooseheart Molester In PrisonA former Mooseheart employee who has spent two decades in prison for sexually assaulting young boys will not be released from custody this week as expected.
Woman Arrested 396 Times Seeks New Start After Release From PrisonShermain Miles read her Bible on the train, ignoring the wind’s destruction outside as she returned to Chicago on Monday and prepared to pick up the pieces of her own shattered life.
'Kid Cop' Sentenced To Prison For Again Impersonating OfficerVincent Richardson pleaded guilty Thursday to false impersonation of a peace officer and Judge Lauren Gottainer Edidin sentenced him to 18 months in prison and issued a $454 fine.
Feds: Jackson Jr. Now In CustodyA day after he apparently was turned away from a federal prison in North Carolina, former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has been allowed to surrender to federal custody three days early to begin serving his 30-month sentence.
Jacksons To Sell D.C. Home To Help Pay Fine; Asset Auction CanceledFormer congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. will serve his prison sentence at a facility in North Carolina and has already paid a significant portion of his $750,000 fine.
Inmate Dies In Prison After Decades-Long Fight For ExonerationJustice will never come for a 53-year-old inmate who was fighting for a new trial as his life ended today behind bars.
Quinn Says Rules Followed In Early Release Of Man Now Accused Of MurderGovernor Quinn is commenting on the early release of a prison inmate who is now accused of murder, calling it "a tragic matter."