Illinois prisons http://tspr.org en In Illinois Legislature, A Culture Change On Criminal Sentencing http://tspr.org/post/illinois-legislature-culture-change-criminal-sentencing <img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper wide" data-caption="" data-attribution="Credit flickr/meeshpants" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wuis/files/styles/placed_wide/public/201309/prisonmeal.jpg" alt="" /><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Not long ago, it seemed every time a different type of crime started making the news, members of the Illinois General Assembly would rush to increase the penalty for that offense. But today — with prisons stuffed beyond capacity and state finances ailing — lawmakers have begun taking a more deliberate approach. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:59:55 +0000 Brian Mackey 56248 at http://tspr.org In Illinois Legislature, A Culture Change On Criminal Sentencing Coverage of the Illinois Prison System http://tspr.org/post/coverage-illinois-prison-system <p>The panelists talk about attempts by <a href="http://www.wbez.org/news/inmates-housed-flooded-basements-and-gov-quinn-keeping-reporters-out-101555" target="_blank">Chicago Public Radio</a> to report on conditions at two minimum security prisons in southern Illinois.<br /> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 17:14:00 +0000 Rich Egger 19964 at http://tspr.org Coverage of the Illinois Prison System