After a WBEZ investigation into the so-called “one good eye” policy, officials say prisoners will get surgery if a doctor recommends it.
Illinois is failing to take full advantage of federal dollars, as Chicago and the state scramble for resources to treat trauma.
Guards are accused of beating Western Illinois Correctional Center prisoner Larry Earvin, who later died, and then trying to cover it up.
Illinois prisoners say they were denied eye surgery because they still had one functioning eye.
The mental health plan outlined in the mayor’s proposed budget does not reopen clinics closed in 2012 under then-Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Advocates say it’s difficult for witnesses to step forward if they don’t trust they will be safe.
Geraldo Iglesias spent 16 years in prison. His conviction was overturned, and now he is suing former Det. Reynaldo Guevara for framing him.
Pritzker said opposition to a prison death transparency bill last session was due to “logistical” concerns.
A juror researched legal terms on the internet, leading to a mistrial during deliberations after two weeks of testimony.
Chief judge for 18 years, Evans wins another term.