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  • Excerpts from recent editorials in Illinois newspapers

    March 30, 2015 The (Champaign) News-Gazette Crime and punishment Can Illinois reduce the number of people in its prison without a threat to public safety? Gov. Bruce Rauner's 28-member commission to study criminal justice and sentence issues is...
  • Man who wanted prison released from jail

    Man who wanted prison released from jail
    David Potchen, a laid-off, homeless welder who admitted to a judge that he robbed a bank in 2014 in order to get caught and returned to prison, walked out of the Lake County Jail Monday afternoon with a job and housing waiting for him. Potchen's...
  • County jails prepare for inmates' hospital bills with 'catastrophic' insurance

    County jails prepare for inmates' hospital bills with 'catastrophic' insurance
    Benjamin Parangan lay in a hospital bed for nearly two months after being charged with trying to kill the founder of Osceola County's largest church. The 47-year-old janitor at Living Water Fellowship needed a ventilator at first to breathe while...
  • Man allegedly squirted shaving gel at correctional officer

    Man allegedly squirted shaving gel at correctional officer
    A Westminster man convicted of assault Tuesday was charged after police say he sprayed shaving gel into a correctional officer's face from his cell. John Anthony Kidwell III, 26, of no fixed address, is being held on an additional $10,000 bond for...
  • Feds: Baltimore jail illegally keeping juveniles in solitary

    Feds: Baltimore jail illegally keeping juveniles in solitary
    Teenagers awaiting trial on adult charges in Baltimore are being kept in solitary confinement far too long — up to 143 days in one case, according to a highly critical review by the U.S. Justice Department's Division of Civil Rights. Federal...
  • Lawyer: 'Indifference' led to inmate death, prison silence

    A four-month wait for information about the death of a Nevada prison inmate who a witness said was handcuffed when he was shot to death by a guard stemmed from deliberate indifference by state officials, including Gov. Brian Sandoval, a lawyer for the...
  • Baltimore Co. jail locked down, searched this week after fight

    Baltimore Co. jail locked down, searched this week after fight
    The Baltimore County Detention Center was locked down and closed to visitors for more than a day this week after a fight involving a dozen inmates, county officials confirmed Friday. Jail staff found five weapons made of ink pens in the day room where...
  • Jail medical care not cause of inmate's death, Lehigh County jury rules

    Jail medical care not cause of inmate's death, Lehigh County jury rules
    A Lehigh County jury Friday night found that the private firm contracted to provide medical care to county jail inmates, and the jail's former doctor, were not responsible for an inmate's asthma death in 2012. Travis Magditch, 27, of Fountain Hill was...
  • Baltimore jail faulted for harsh treatment of youth detainees

    Baltimore jail faulted for harsh treatment of youth detainees
    The U.S. Justice Department says the Baltimore City Detention Center continues to violate federal law in its treatment of youths charged as adults, failing to provide adequate programs and holding some in solitary confinement for "extraordinary" periods...
  • Ohio prisons agency reviews programs to help freed inmates

    Officials with Ohio's prisons agency are emphasizing the importance of preparing inmates for life outside bars. Mark Hooks, warden at Ross Correctional Institution in Chillicothe (chihl-ih-KAHTH'-ee) in southern Ohio, says the agency wants to release...
  • Family Of Inmate Killed By Victim's Relative Seeks To Sue State

    Family Of Inmate Killed By Victim's Relative Seeks To Sue State
    HARTFORD — Kevin Cales was killed in prison in 2008 by a fellow inmate — a cousin of one of five young people who died in car crash in Berlin in 2006 that Cales caused while chasing his ex-girlfriend's car at speeds over 100 mph an hour....