State prison survey
(Robert Wildeboer/WBEZ)
February 19, 2014

Fantasy And Reality: What Do Illinois Legislators Know About Prisons?

Seventy-five percent of the lawmakers in the Illinois House have never stepped foot in a maximum security cell block, and 40 percent of the legislators have never toured or visited a prison even once. This despite the fact that they’re the ones signing the checks for the $1.3 billion dollar per year agency.


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