Sentencing http://peoriapublicradio.org en Lawmaker panel meets to discuss reducing the prison population http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/lawmaker-panel-meets-discuss-reducing-prison-population <div>Illinois lawmakers are taking suggestions on how to best revamp the state’s criminal justice system. IPR's<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Tony Arnold reports.</span></div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Advocates and prison officials had a variety of complex answers to lawmakers’ questions.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That means understanding who’s in prison, what</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> they’re in for, h</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ow long they stay in prison, a</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">nd how often they end up going back.</span></p></div><div> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:55:34 +0000 Tony Arnold 26542 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Lawmaker panel meets to discuss reducing the prison population Jesse Jackson Jr. asks to go to prison before wife http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/jesse-jackson-jr-asks-go-prison-wife <p></p><div>Ex-Congressman Jesse Jackson Junior is asking a judge to send him to prison before his wife. &nbsp;Both Jacksons are set to be sentenced next month for misusing $750,000 in campaign cash. &nbsp;IPR’s Alex Keefe reports:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div></div><p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 04:54:49 +0000 Alex Rusciano 7509 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Jesse Jackson Jr. asks to go to prison before wife