Illinois Department of Corrections
Illinois prison officials say revised legislation stiffening penalties for gun crimes would still cost hundreds of millions of dollars and add inmates to the crowded correctional system.
A contract for hot-dog spices had previously expired and a new one had not yet been put in place, leaving prison officials with no way to purchase the ingredients.
Former Big Muddy warden Ty Bates was under investigation for alleged sexual harrassment.
Melinda Costa, the general manager at Travelogde in Springfield, hires ex-offenders and says something must be done to help them.
Randolph County Coroner Randy Dudenbostel says an autopsy is scheduled for the male prisoner found dead Thursday night.
Associated Press is delving into DUI case of department of corrections chief investigator’s son.
Department of Corrections spokeswoman Stacey Solano says fire crews were called to the Hardin County Work Camp at about 8 p.m. Wednesday.
Governor Quinn cut $57-milliond from the Department of Corrections and facilities for the developmentally disabled and mentally ill.
It goes beyond conserving on lights and water.
John Maki,with the John Howard Association of Illinois, says Meritorious Good Time should be reinstated, because the result is overcrowded prisons.