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Illinois Prisons Chief Resigns Over Prisoner Release Scandal

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The state prisons chief who took the blame for a botched prisoner early release program under Gov. Pat Quinn is resigning as the Democratic governor s...

Prison Overcrowding: A Far Greater Threat to Public Safety than Early Release

John Maki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
John Maki

Research shows that when low-level non-violent offenders are incarcerated instead of given supervised release, they are more likely to commit new crimes once they get out of prison.

Quinn Signs Bill Sponsored By Brady, Aimed At Early Release Scandal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Governor Pat Quinn signed a bill into law Monday that was sponsored by his opponent in the Illinois governor's race, a bill that was designed to draw ...

Prisoner Release Scandal: Pat Quinn's Early Release Program LOST Dozens Of Parolees

AP | JOHN O'CONNOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Dozens of parolees, including one imprisoned for his part in a 2008 murder, have disappeared after they were set free as par...

Bill Brady Gaffes Again: Attack On Quinn's Early Release Program Unfounded (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With a final vote count in the Republican primary for governor expected today, Bill Brady revved up the campaign engine. Expected to be declared the p...

Governor Pat Quinn To End Controversial Early Prisoners Release Program

newsblogs.chicagotribune.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn announced today that he is ending a controversial prisons policy that accelerated good behavior credit for new inmates and led to some ...