inmates 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 Peoria County Sheriff talks on inmates’ FOIA requests http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/peoria-county-sheriff-talks-inmates-foia-requests <p></p><div>Peoria County Sheriff Mike McCoy says he wants to change how some inmates receive Freedom of Information Act requests. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports:</div><p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Alex Rusciano 14304 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Peoria County Sheriff talks on inmates’ FOIA requests