Sentencing feature

Sentencing feature
Sentencing feature

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