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Illinois Prison Reform

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...

Advocates Praise, Union Criticizes Quinn's Planned Youth Prison Closings

Posted 02.27.2012 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn's plan to close ten of the state's correctional facilities, two of which are juvenile detention centers, has drawn a mixed...

First-Time Inmate Murdered By Violent Cellmate, Prison Officials At Fault: Tribune

Chicago Tribune | Gary Marx | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Joshua Daczewitz was a first-time inmate at a minimum-security prison when he tested positive for cocaine. So corrections officials transferred the pu...