An update from inside Stateville Correctional Center
As Illinois prisons accelerated releases during the pandemic, many were forced into crowded, unmonitored residential reentry centers across Cook County.
As COVID-19 spreads through Illinois prisons, inmates and advocates seek clemencies and medical furloughs to save lives.
IDOC’s job opportunities are so few and repression of organizing so intense that few inmates may be joining the nationwide labor strike. That doesn’t mean they’re not resisting.
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.
Also, attending an upcoming Paul Ryan fund-raiser in Chicago could cost you up to $50,000.
Also, it was so cold Sunday that Chicago Bears QB Matt Barkley was wearing a wet suit under his uniform.
A few new articles and reports about the U.S. prison system
Laws geared toward the most rare of sex crimes fail to address the most common
Chicago’s tough gun law was supposed to help officials track who’s acquiring guns and who’s misusing them. So far it’s doing neither.
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.
State representative Julie Hamos is pushing for reforms at the Tamms supermax prison.