Jury Selection to Begin in Ex-Cop's Murder-For-Hire TrialDrew Peterson is serving a 38-year-sentence at the maximum security Menard Correctional Center in southern Illinois.
Illinois Seeks to Limit Use of Solitary ConfinementAs many as 82,000 inmates are in solitary on any given day, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Protesters Want to Shut Down Local Jail for Gladiator FightsFrankie Edwards spent two years inside the medium security jail on Hall Street and says he was forced to take part in fights between inmates, arranged by guards.
Teenagers Steal Police Gear From Cop's Personal VehicleNo weapons were in the stolen bag, but the gear is worth more than $1,300.
Straw Purchases Put Guns in Criminal's HandsA straw purchaser faces a federal felony conviction of up to 10 years in jail and fines up to $250,000.
St. Louis Launches 'From Prison To Prosperity' InitiativeYoung parolees will be provided with jobs or job training to reduce recidivism.
Judge Jails Kentucky Clerk for Refusing Marriage LicensesA defiant county clerk was sent to jail for contempt Thursday after insisting that her ``conscience will not allow'' her to follow a federal judge's orders to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.
Illinois Hit-and-Run Criminal Also Tried to Destroy EvidenceJonathon Nast of Damiansville made a plea deal and will serve six months in jail for the crash which killed a 23-year-old woman.
2 Missouri Men Face Charges in Killing of Florida DoctorTwo Missouri men have been arrested in connection to the slaying of southwest Florida doctor, and one of the men is a longtime friend of the victim's husband.
Mizanskey Officially Paroled From Pot-Related Life SentenceBoth Mizanskey and his son were surprised the board turned a decision so quickly.
Illinois Prison Population Down, Still OvercrowdedGovernor Rauner wants to reduce the number of prisoners by 25 percent over the next decade.
Q&A: A look at the Death of Sandra Bland in Texas JailThe release of information from autopsy of a Chicago-area woman who died in a Texas jail has provided some answers in the case, with authorities saying she killed herself and had no injuries that were consistent with a homicide.

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