Illinois Department of Corrections http://peoriapublicradio.org en Summit of Hope event in Peoria http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/summit-hope-event-peoria <div>About 800 people on parole and probation were invited to get help from the state Department of Corrections on re-entering society. The state DOC held one of its Summit of Hope events in Peoria Tuesday. The event lets those with convictions find ways to pursue higher education, get a job and become involved in community groups.</div><div> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 13:01:18 +0000 Alex Rusciano & Tanya Koonce 14505 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Summit of Hope event in Peoria Some Illinois prisoners in for trivial crimes http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/some-illinois-prisoners-trivial-crimes <p></p><div>The agency that runs Illinois prisons has more inmates than it has room for….</div><div>Fifty thousand in a system built for 33-thousand. So now the agency— the Illinois Department of Corrections--says it will house more inmates in prison gymnasiums. &nbsp;Many of the people crowding into the facilities... they’re not all the hardened criminals you see on T.V. As Robert Wildeboer reports, a large number of inmates are there on rather trivial charges.</div><div>&nbsp;</div> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 04:17:14 +0000 Tanya Koonce 2999 at http://peoriapublicradio.org