October 03, 2012

Poor Health Care Reported at State Prisons

Illinois pays a private firm millions to take care of the medical needs of prisoners, but evidence suggests the care is terrible and painful for prisoners.


October 02, 2012

Federal Government to Buy Thomson Prison

An Obama administration official says the federal government is going to buy a state prison in western Illinois as a facility that will hold high-security inmates.


Immigrant rights groups and community members in LA protest Secure Communities
(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
September 26, 2012

Immigration Policy Enlists Help of Local Police

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.


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September 24, 2012

Appeals Court Denies Rehearing on Ryan Appeal

A federal appeals court in Chicago has refused a request by imprisoned former Ill. Gov. George Ryan that all the court's judges rehear his appeal seeking an earlier release from prison.


September 23, 2012

Illinois Supreme Court to Expand Cameras in Courtrooms

On Monday, the Illinois Supreme Court will enter orders to allow cameras in both the first judicial circuit in the southern part of the state and the 18th circuit, which is outside of Chicago.  


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