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Officials, Formerly Incarcerated Meet To Develop Female-Focused Corrections Policies

The first meeting of a new task force meant to develop gender specific policies for Illinois prisons was held in Chicago Monday morning. The task force includes prison officials and women who have spent time behind bars, as well as advocates and academics. It’s the product of a recently passed state law creating a Women’s Division within the Illinois Department of Corrections.

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