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Illinois Prison Overcrowding

Report: Proposed Gun Law Could Overcrowd Prisons, Cost Millions

Posted 03.25.2013 | Chicago

Proposed legislation some Chicago powers that be see as a much-needed tool to help bring down the city's well-publicized homicide rate could have a nu...

Prisons Are Overcrowded, But By How Much? State, AP Face Off

Posted 09.19.2012 | Chicago

A recently-released report from the Associated Press analyzed state records to figure out just how many inmates are currently locked up in Illinois' d...

State Lawmaker: Early Release Prisoner Program Should Return

Posted 04.12.2012 | Chicago

With Illinois on the brink of closing some 14 of its correctional facilities amid already widespread reports of overcrowding, a state lawmaker is push...

'Alarming' Rise In Assaults At Illinois' Largest Maximum-Security Prison

Posted 12.05.2011 | Chicago

A report by an oversight group evaluating Illinois' largest maximum-security prison found an "alarming" rise in staff and inmate assaults, likely a pr...

Prisoners In Gymnasiums? Illinois System Out Of Space

Posted 11.28.2011 | Chicago

Earlier this month, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn announced that he would be forced to layoff thousands of state workers and close several facilities du...