Your NPR news source
Photographers give Illinois prisoners a glimpse of the outside world

Greg Ruffing

‘The System Is Broken’: How Illinois Prisons Handle Guard Abuse, Safety Concerns

Illinois prisoners rely on grievances to flag dangerous conditions, from guard abuse to unsanitary conditions and poor medical care. But with virtually no oversight, the system leaves thousands of prisoners vulnerable to harm, according to a new investigation from WBEZ and ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network.

Reset brings on WBEZ’s Shannon Heffernan for more on this issue.

GUEST: Shannon Heffernan, WBEZ criminal justice reporter

More From This Show
Chicago’s mayor wants a progressive ally to lead City Council Zoning Committee, and decides not to remove George Washington statue from City Hall.
Chicago’s mayor wants a progressive ally to lead City Council Zoning Committee, and decides not to remove George Washington statue from City Hall.
To kick off a new series on lesser-known museums and galleries in the Chicago area, Reset introduces you to a hidden gem inside a historic landmark.