Some people say the low level offender is a myth, or at the very least, a designation without a clear definition. So, what could that mean for the discussion we’re having about decreasing the nation's prison population?
Ever heard the expression "Faster, higher, that's Maine's Flyer?" We hadn't - until a group of 20 students at Maine South and Maine East High Schools produced a documentary of the same name to commemorate a World War II plane funded by a student-led war bond sales effort 70 years ago. We talk with Maine East teacher Phillip Ash and student, Rachel Stan about their work on the film. Also, we discuss the launch of new CPS Latino Studies program.
A new report out Monday shows major problems at Logan Correctional Center, a prison for women in central Illinois. Problems including overcrowding and a lack of preparation when it comes to serving the needs of female inmates. But Illinois’ correctional system says safety at the prison is “outstanding.”
Dozens of prisoners in a Venezuelan penitentiary center recently died after overdosing on stolen drugs, according to the government. But Jeremy McDermott of InSight Crime says there is reason to be skeptical of the official story. He tells us why.