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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.
Neglected rape kits require Cook County victims to recount assaults
Aug. 21, 2013
Discovery of 200 uninvestigated rape kits in a Chicago suburb leaves the Cook County Sheriff asking for help from victims.
Judge’s ‘belated’ decision to recuse could delay alleged torture case for months
Aug. 19, 2013
The attorney for an alleged victim of Chicago police torture says her client is a “broken man” after the judge in his case recused herself last week.
Rockford parolee database could be model
Aug. 5, 2013
Northwest suburb gets $400,000 to expand parolee database.
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