Illinois prisons

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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Shop Talk - August 14
12:14 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Coverage of the Illinois Prison System

The panelists talk about attempts by Chicago Public Radio to report on conditions at two minimum security prisons in southern Illinois.

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