Governor Rauner wants to reduce the number of prisoners by 25 percent over the next decade.
A federal judge in Chicago has ruled that a long-standing ban on all newspapers at one of the nation’s largest jails violates inmates’ right to free speech.
The federal civil rights lawsuit claims some Illinois inmates have been kept in near-total isolation for decades.
“The reality is, they can do enormous damage as a single individual, and that’s what is worth paying attention to.”
Franklin County’s jail is facing an overcrowding problem, so officials have decided to start letting inmates go home early.
Puppies from Stray Rescue will be taken care of by prison inmates.
A civil liberties organization sued the Nebraska prison system Tuesday on behalf of two inmates who say their constitutional rights are being violated because they haven’t been allowed to marry each other.
Visitation hours are canceled at a northeast Arkansas women’s prison after a 42-year-old inmate died after suffering from flu-like symptoms.
Six Muslim inmates held in the Greene County jail have filed a federal complaint against the sheriff and other deputies, claiming religious discrimination.
Federal officials on Wednesday announced $20 million in grants nationwide, including funding to the Fathers’ Support Center of St. Louis.