LANSING, Mich. | Michigan prison employees' failure to properly operate motion-detection alarms played a "major role" in the escape of a convicted quadruple killer who pried open fences and crawled in heavy snow before being captured in Indiana a day later, state investigators said in a repo…
The environment is important, but so is affordable energy.
When seeking examples of Indiana laws that are inconsistent or nonsensical, look no further than those governing two elements of sales of alcoholic beverages.
Vigo County Sheriff Jon Marvel and many of his law enforcement colleagues around the state and nation made the decision earlier this year not to wait for others to fight back against the growing scourge of synthetic marijuana.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and state Sen. Bill Brady have competing campaign commercials in the governor's race over the botched secret early release of prisoners last year which put more than 1,700 parolees on the street weeks earlier than they would have been otherwise.
It is too late for Scott and Lorenzo. So we're shifting our thoughts to the three or four (maybe five?) people likely to drown yet this summer after being pulled underwater by rip currents in Lake Michigan.
CHICAGO | Gov. Pat Quinn says he has full confidence in the new head of the Illinois Corrections Department despite her limited experience with prisons.
CHICAGO | Illinois' prison chief, who became a political liability to Gov. Pat Quinn during an election year because of a secret prisoner release program he oversaw, is stepping down, the governor said Thursday.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. | Two escaped convicts from Arizona and a woman who accompanied them kidnapped an Oklahoma couple and gunned them down so they could steal their camping trailer, prosecutors said Monday as they released chilling details about the group's crime spree.
Eight months ago, an embarrassed Gov. Pat Quinn pulled the plug on an early prison release program that had been revealed as a fiasco and appointed a commission to study the matter and report its findings.
CODY, Wyo. | An escaped prisoner captured in northwestern Wyoming waived his right to fight extradition to Arizona in a brief court hearing Tuesday.
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. | An escaped killer with a handgun and a hitchhiking sign expressed relief at his capture Monday, 10 days after authorities announced the one-time Hammond resident escaped from an Arizona prison.
Whew! Gov. Pat Quinn's new Illinois budget came along in the nick of time, just hours after the state's fiscal year began July 1 and a day before Quinn and the other state politicians headed out for a long weekend of parade appearances.
SPRINGFIELD | The former appellate judge conducting a "top-to-bottom" review of Illinois' prison-release policies hopes to deliver a report early next month.
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