SPRINGFIELD | One of the few independent organizations with regular access to the state’s overcrowded prison system is being criticized by the agency it is trying to help.
SPRINGFIELD | Another inmate death is under investigation at the Menard Correctional Center.
SPRINGFIELD | A 34-year-old southern Illinois man last week became the first Illinois prison inmate sent home on parole under a revamped early release program.
SPRINGFIELD | The Quinn administration began taking the first steps Wednesday to restart an early inmate release program that could reduce the population of the state’s overcrowded prison system.
SPRINGFIELD | More than six months have passed since Gov. Pat Quinn approved legislation designed to ease overcrowding within the state’s bursting-at-the-seams prison system.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Not only does Gov. Pat Quinn's state budget proposal call for shoehorning more inmates into fewer prisons, it also would reduce drug counseling and job training programs for prisoners.
SPRINGFIELD | A new report says Illinois is locking up too many juveniles in youth prisons that are understaffed and lack effective programs.
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