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WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 26, 2012

Immigration Policy Enlists Help of Local Police

By Sean Powers

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Immigrant rights groups and community members in LA protest Secure Communities

Some local law enforcement agencies hold non-citizen prisoners on behalf of federal immigration officials. That gives immigration officials time to decide if the prisoner should be transferred to a detention facility and possibly deported. The agreement is designed to help crack down on hardened criminals, but there are concerns that it may go too far.




WILL - Illinois Public Media News - September 21, 2012

Forum to Present Alternatives to Incarceration

By Jim Meadows

On Thursday night, the Champaign County Board approved a consultant to study whether the county may need additional jail space. The Berkley, California-based Institute for Law and Public Policy Planning was chosen on a 15-to 12 party-line vote, with Democrats prevailing.






AP - Illinois Public Media News - September 17, 2012

Appeals Court Sides with Union in Prison Lawsuit

By The Associated Press

An Illinois state appeals court has turned back Gov. Pat Quinn's bid to throw out a temporary restraining order that bars him from closing two state prisons and various other corrections sites. 



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