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Sentencing feature

Not long ago, it seemed every time a different type of crime started making the news, members of the Illinois General Assembly would rush to increase the penalty for that offense. But today ... with prisons stuffed beyond capacity and state finances ailing ... lawmakers have begun taking a more deliberate approach. Illinois Public Radio’s Brian Mackey reports on a criminal sentencing culture change in the Illinois General Assembly. Photo: Flickr/houstondwi_photos

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