Data Show Drop in Illinois Prisoners But Still Overcrowded
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — New state data show that the number of people incarcerated in Illinois prisons has fallen in recent years but facilities still remain overcrowded.
The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers reports that the most recent report on Illinois Department of Correcti…
Mandatory Life sentences for Minors Eliminated in Illinois
John Gregory -- Illinois Radio Network
Newly signed legislation will eliminate mandatory life sentences for minors in Illinois.
Someone under the age of 18 can still be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, but the new law will leave that to the judge's discretion, rather…
Former Illinois Health Official Gets 8 Years for Kickbacks
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A former Illinois Department of Public Health aide has been sentenced to eight years in prison for her part in a kickback scheme that defrauded the state of millions of dollars.
Quinshaunta Golden pleaded guilty in April 2014 to bribery, theft and obstruction of justice…
Thomson Federal Prison Could Get Inmates in mid-March
THOMSON, Ill. (AP) — Thomson Correctional Center in northwest Illinois could see inmates move in next month as hiring ramps up for the federal prison.
The (Dixon) Telegraph reports hiring is being done in phases, with 300 employees coming in during the first round...
Dixon Correctional Center Warden Retires Amid Investigation
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Department of Corrections officials say there's no need to review rules about prison administrators' contact with ex-convicts after a sex offender was found living with a prison warden.
Twenty-nine-year Corrections veteran Nedra Chandler resigned Tues…
Illinois Ex-Gov. Ryan Ends Post-Prison Supervision
KANKAKEE, Ill. (AP) — Former Illinois Gov. George Ryan has finished a year of supervision following his release from home confinement last summer after a prison sentence for corruption convictions.
Ryan was released from prison in January 2013 and was confined at home until last July...
Winnebago County Joins Redeploy Illinois Program
Jim Anderson -- Illinois Radio Network
The state has kept kids out of prison by keeping them out of prison.
An analysis by the Illinois Department of Human Services finds that the Redeploy Illinois program, under which juveniles who commit low-level crimes receive counseling in their communities, plus…