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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…

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