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File photo of a police car. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Man Shot After Driving at Police Gets 5 Years in Prison

A shoplifting suspect who was shot and wounded by a suburban St. Louis police officer earlier this year has been sentenced to five years in prison.

07/27/2015

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Illinois Prison Population Down, Still Overcrowded

Governor Rauner wants to reduce the number of prisoners by 25 percent over the next decade.

07/27/2015

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Life Plus 900 Months for Robber Who Paralyzed Victim

Judge: “He had a dark heart and no conscience.”

07/16/2015

David Zink, 55.

Execution in Bonne Terre Tuesday for Murder 14 Years Ago

he execution of David Zink, 55, is scheduled for tonight in Bonne Terre, M0., for the rape and murder of a teenage girl in western Missouri.

07/14/2015

File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama to Shorten Sentences of 45 Drug-Traffickers

President Barack Obama is shortening the sentences of 45 people convicted of drug-trafficking and is releasing them this November.

07/13/2015

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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.

07/07/2015

Former Pine Lawn mayor Sylvester Caldwell. Photo courtesy of City of Pine Lawn.

Former Pine Lawn Mayor Pleads Guilty to Extortion Charges

Sylvester Caldwell pled guilty to extortion charges related to a towing company and a Pine Lawn convenience store.

07/06/2015

Illinois Department of Corrections is being sued for supposedly put too many inmates in solitary confinement for too long. (Courtesy of IRN)

Lawsuit: Ill. Prison Inmates Kept in Solitary Confinement for Years for Minor Infractions

The federal civil rights lawsuit claims some Illinois inmates have been kept in near-total isolation for decades.

06/25/2015

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Across U.S., Over 220 Prison Escapees On The Loose

Somewhere out there are an admitted killer who crawled through a Texas prison’s ventilation ducts. A murderer who apparently escaped from an Indiana institution in a garbage truck.

06/19/2015

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19-Year-Old Who Escaped From Juvenile Facility Captured

Authorities say they have captured a 19-year-old man who they say escaped from a juvenile detention facility west of Chicago.

06/10/2015

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