Deirdre Battaglia was the first female warden in an Illinois men’s maximum security prison. She retired in 2007 as Chief of Assessment and Programs for Maximum Security Prisons. And after a career in the corrections field she has some ideas about prisoners and rehabilitation.
Given the way legislators can spar, it’s hard to imagine anything passing in Springfield without some debate. But that’s just what happened with Andrea’s Law when it made its way through the Illinois Senate.
Prosecutors are expected to resume their questioning of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich on Tuesday. He was on the stand answering their questions all day Monday. Spectators hoping to catch some of the fireworks arrived at 5 a.m. to get tickets inside the courtroom.
Impeached Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has finished testifying at his corruption retrial.Blagojevich concluded Tuesday after seven days on the stand.He told jurors he never tried to shake down executives for contributions.
Violence in Colombia in the last few decades has displaced more than 3.5 million people. In response, the Colombian government struck a peace deal with drug-trafficking paramilitary groups eight years ago.