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Is the exoneree movement leaving women behind?
May. 20, 2014
While men and women count themselves among the lawyers and crusaders who free the innocent, exonerated American women are few – 111 in all.
Q&A with Sister Helen Prejean
May. 1, 2014
Throughout her work with inmates, Sister Helen Prejean has also turned some of her focus to the treatment of exonerees and the wrongly accused.
Teens learn radio skills in Chicago police program
Dec. 27, 2013
The program in the Englewood neighborhood is part of an effort to improve relationships between cops and kids.
Returning home after 23 years
Dec. 16, 2013
Follow the stories of three Illinois exonerees through their wrongful convictions, releases and struggles to put their lives back together as free men.
Exoneree Diaries: Antione's pay day
Dec. 2, 2013
"There's a lot of pressure. It's phony. It's not real. People think you going to shower them with gifts and all these things. It's dangerous."
James Kluppelberg's return home
Nov. 25, 2013
My children were deprived the privilege of a father. That’s something that a lot of people overlook.
Report: Illinois youth prisons understaffed
Oct. 24, 2013
A new report commissioned by the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice concludes that youth prisons need better staffing and oversight to prevent sexual misconduct.
Watchdog to judges: Don't put kids with mental health needs in prison
Sep. 27, 2013
A new report says mental health treatment for juvenilles is inadequate and blames poor leadership of youth prisons.
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