Illinois prisons

Illinois Prisons
5:56 am
Mon December 17, 2012

The State of State Prisons

A couple weeks ago reporters got a look at conditions inside the Vienna state prison in Southern Illinois. In preparation for the scrutiny, prison administrators had been busy fixing the place up-- cleaning, painting, and repairing windows.

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State Budget
7:11 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Arbitrator Postpones Illinois Prison Closures

Susan Stephens WNIJ

Two Illinois prisons targeted for closure will stay open for at least another month. An arbitrator ruled today that Governor Pat Quinn and his administration violated the rights of union workers by rushing the process.

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Government
6:34 am
Mon July 9, 2012

Illinois prison workers concerned about safety

The workers say they're worried about a recent spike in violent incidents at state penitentiaries. State officials downplay any possible link between the spike and the governor's plan to close prisons.

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