Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich walked into a Colorado prison a year ago Friday to start his 14-year sentence for corruption charges. State legislators say they hope the governor is reflecting on his mistakes.
In just over two weeks, Illinois’ only maximum-security female correctional center will close its doors. But David Taylor, who volunteers at the Dwight Correctional Center, plans to keep counseling those inmates, and many more.
A federal prison in Indiana on Wednesday was expected to begin allowing American Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh and other Muslim inmates housed in his tightly controlled unit to start holding daily ritual group prayers.
A 6-month old girl became the latest innocent victim of Chicago gang violence when a gunman ambushed her father while he was changing her diaper along a South Side street and unloaded round after round into the two of them.
A bearded and bushy-haired James Holmes sat quietly as a packed courtroom waited Tuesday for a plea that could help shed light on a deadly shooting rampage he is accused of going on in a crowded Colorado movie theater last summer.