Listen: Your Daily COVID-19 Illinois Update

Reset checks in with WBEZ criminal justice reporter Shannon Heffernan about how COVID-19 is impacting Illinois prisons.

Tom Dart
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, photographed at a 2017 news conference, said Gov. JB Pritzker’s decision to halt prison admissions will make his job of containing COVID-19 at the jail more difficult. G-Jun Yam / Associated Press
Tom Dart
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, photographed at a 2017 news conference, said Gov. JB Pritzker’s decision to halt prison admissions will make his job of containing COVID-19 at the jail more difficult. G-Jun Yam / Associated Press

Listen: Your Daily COVID-19 Illinois Update

Reset checks in with WBEZ criminal justice reporter Shannon Heffernan about how COVID-19 is impacting Illinois prisons.

As the COVID-19 outbreak grows, more Illinois prisons are forced to send inmates to local hospitals.

Reset learns how this may impact health care access in those communities and about other steps Illinois prisons are taking to stop the spread of COVID-19.

GUEST: Shannon Heffernan, WBEZ criminal justice reporter

Note: For the most up-to-date information on coronavirus in Illinois, read WBEZ’s coverage of the COVID-19 outbreak in Chicago and the region here.