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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