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Prison worker finds request for medical care after inmate dies
Jul. 10, 2014
Illinois pays Wexford Health Sources $100 million per year to care for inmates. Who's monitoring them?
'I just wish I had paid attention'
Jul. 9, 2014
Eighty to a hundred people die in Illinois prisons every year. Inmates complain about health care, but Illinois Department of Corrections insists it does a good job.
Death in Illinois prisons
Jul. 7, 2014
Inmates complain about health care, but Illinois Department of Corrections insists it does a good job.
IDOC says gun bill would still be costly
Nov. 19, 2013
Illinois prison officials say revised legislation stiffening penalties for gun crimes would still cost hundreds of millions of dollars and add inmates to the crowded correctional system.
Anarchist literature lands NATO 5 protester in segregation
Aug. 23, 2013
Anarchist literature has landed a NATO 5 protester in segregation at a maximum security prison.
Horses finding a home at Illinois prison
Jun. 5, 2013
The Vandalia prison in southern Illinois used to be a farm and dairy where the inmates could work. These days instead of milking cows the inmates just mix powdered milk with water.
ACLU boosts suit against Illinois prisons
May. 31, 2013
A lawsuit over health care in prisons in Illinois is getting a boost from the American Civil Liberties Union.
IL moving inmates into gyms at six prisons
Feb. 15, 2013
The Illinois Department of Corrections has told the union for prison workers that they plan to start housing men in the gymnasiums at six already overcrowded prisons.
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