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Politics
7:03 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Illinois Prisons Becomes Topic In Governor's Race

Credit John Howard Association of Illinois

A watchdog group says whoever wins the race for governor will face difficult choices about Illinois’ prisons. The group is laying out what it’s calling a “roadmap” for overhauling crime and punishment — and wants to know where the candidates stand.

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Public Safety
4:13 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Video Visitations Become An Option For Inmates And Their Families

Illinois prisons will soon offer video visitations for inmates. A watchdog says it could be beneficial. But it has concerns about how the trend is playing out in county jails.

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Public Safety
6:38 am
Mon September 16, 2013

How Many Daily Meals Should Illinois Prisons Offer?

Credit wbez

Illinois prisons are expanding a program to feed some inmates two meals a day instead of three.

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