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Ill. Lawmaker Asks for Prisoners’ Compassionate Release

An Illinois lawmaker is looking for ways to shorten prison sentences for federal inmates.

02/27/2014

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Quinn Gets Go-Ahead to Close Illinois Prisons

Quinn said in a news release late Wednesday that an Alexander County Judge dissolved an injunction stopping the closures.

12/19/2012

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Closing Tamms Prison Means Changes at Pontiac Facility to Handle Inmates

Prison workers say making room for them means moving segregated Pontiac inmates into cells together. Workers say that’s potentially dangerous for inmates.

10/03/2012

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Durbin Concerned About Prison Overcrowding

The U.S. leads the world in this category, in terms of incarceration per 100,000 residents.

09/10/2012

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Lawmakers Speak Out Against Closing Ill. Prisons

Illinois lawmakers aren’t giving up their fight against Gov. Pat Quinn’s plan to close prisons and juvenile facilities.

07/10/2012

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Quinn Can Close Prisons, But Can’t Reuse Money

He needs legislative authority to shift the money.

06/27/2012

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Quinn Closing Prisons Against Lawmakers’ Wishes

Gov. Pat Quinn revealed Tuesday that he is closing state prisons in Tamms and Dwight

06/19/2012

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Illinois Lawmakers Seek Prison Crowding Fix

One lawmaker suggests a new early release program

01/21/2012

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Mo. Lawmakers Want Cheaper, Safer Prison System

Currently the Missouri Department of Corrections houses more than 30,000 inmates.

08/25/2011

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Missouri and Illinois Recidivism Rates Climb

Illinois and Missouri both topped 50 percent.

04/13/2011

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