Illinois Department of Corrections

Illinois Prisons
9:59 am
Wed July 9, 2014

In Illinois Legislature, A Culture Change On Criminal Sentencing

Originally published on Tue July 22, 2014 12:30 pm

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. Brian Mackey reports on a criminal sentencing culture change in the Illinois General Assembly.

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State Audit
2:09 pm
Wed August 7, 2013

Computers Missing from Illinois Prisons

Credit Rich Egger

Illinois' auditor has found that the state's prison systems have lost 240 computers.

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