Task Force Examining Work Conditions at Jackson County JailA task force examining problems at the Jackson County Detention Center is focusing primarily on work conditions such as mandatory overtime that might have led to inmate abuse.
Illinois Prison Population Down, Still OvercrowdedGovernor Rauner wants to reduce the number of prisoners by 25 percent over the next decade.
Judge: Chicago Jail's Newspaper Ban Violates 1st Amendment 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.
Lawsuit: Ill. Prison Inmates Kept in Solitary Confinement for Years for Minor InfractionsThe federal civil rights lawsuit claims some Illinois inmates have been kept in near-total isolation for decades.
Anti-Defamation League Sounds Warning About White Supremacists in Mo. Prisons"The reality is, they can do enormous damage as a single individual, and that's what is worth paying attention to."
Officials Make Plan to Fix Overcrowding at Franklin County JailFranklin County's jail is facing an overcrowding problem, so officials have decided to start letting inmates go home early.
Rescued Puppies Will be Trained by PrisonersPuppies from Stray Rescue will be taken care of by prison inmates.
Inmates Sue Neb. Prison System For Right To Get MarriedA 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.
2 Inmates Test Positive For Flu At Arkansas PrisonVisitation hours are canceled at a northeast Arkansas women's prison after a 42-year-old inmate died after suffering from flu-like symptoms.
Muslim Inmates ComplainSix Muslim inmates held in the Greene County jail have filed a federal complaint against the sheriff and other deputies, claiming religious discrimination.
St. Louis Agency Grant to Help Inmates Get JobsFederal officials on Wednesday announced $20 million in grants nationwide, including funding to the Fathers' Support Center of St. Louis.
Assaults Up At Menard PrisonGuards blame overcrowding and short staffing.

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