When candidates say they’re “tough on crime,” what they really mean is “we’ll put more Black people in prison.”
Maintaining mental health in prison was already challenging before COVID-19 hit.
Despite filing multiple complaints against guards and inmates, Strawberry Hampton is being denied a transfer to a women’s prison.
Vivitrol, which costs $1,000 an injection, shows some hope in treating addicts but its aggressive marketing has come under fire, and the drug is not without risks.
Tamms Correctional Center was Illinois’s only supermax prison. The Reader may have played a part in shutting it down.
Illinois is spending money it doesn’t have to keep convicts who can barely walk behind bars.
State rep Julie Hamos was among the first to raise concerns about Tamms supermax prison; now she’s pushing for campaign finance reform. Sounds like she’s running for higher office.