Prison http://peoriapublicradio.org en Health care reform could affect prison numbers http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/health-care-reform-could-affect-prison-numbers <p></p><p>One possible side effect of the new health care law &ndash; fewer people behind bars. IPR&rsquo;s Sean Powers reports.</p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 04:03:38 +0000 Sean Powers 12713 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Health care reform could affect prison numbers Jessie Jackson Jr., wife sentenced to jail http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/jessie-jackson-jr-wife-sentenced-jail <div>Former Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Junior and his wife are both headed to prison for stealing $750,000 in campaign cash. As<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>IPR’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Alex Keefe reports, they were sentenced Wednesday by a federal judge in Washington DC:</span></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><p></p></div><p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 22:00:53 +0000 Alex Keefe 10430 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Jessie Jackson Jr., wife sentenced to jail 240 computers missing from state prison systems http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/240-computers-missing-state-prison-systems <p></p><div>Illinois' auditor has found that the state's prison systems have lost 240 computers.&nbsp;</div><div>Auditor General Bill Holland's report shows the Department of Corrections is missing 156 computers and the Department of Juvenile Justice can't locate 84 others.&nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 03:41:33 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 10025 at http://peoriapublicradio.org 240 computers missing from state prison systems Central figure in Blago investigation sentenced to jail http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/central-figure-blago-investigation-sentenced-jail <p></p><p>A central figure in the Blagojevich investigation was sentenced Wednesday to 27 months in federal prison. IPR’s Robert Wildeboer reports:</p><p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 22:10:59 +0000 Robert Wildeboer 9731 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Central figure in Blago investigation sentenced to jail ACLU joins state prison lawsuit http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/aclu-joins-state-prison-lawsuit <p>A lawsuit over health care in prisons in Illinois is getting a boost from the American Civil Liberties Union. &nbsp;IPR’s Robert Wildeboer reports.</p><p> Thu, 30 May 2013 23:45:43 +0000 Alex Rusciano 6518 at http://peoriapublicradio.org ACLU joins state prison lawsuit State frees 120 inmates on early release http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/state-frees-120-inmates-early-release <p></p><div>The Illinois Department of Corrections has freed 120 inmates as part of a new early-release program. But the director of the department says letting more inmates out is not the answer to overcrowding in prisons.&nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 07 May 2013 21:22:34 +0000 Alex Rusciano 5211 at http://peoriapublicradio.org State frees 120 inmates on early release Concerns for Menard Correctional Center http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/concerns-menard-correctional-center <p></p><div>An Illinois prison watchdog group says conditions are tense at Menard Correctional Center, in southern Illinois. Wednesday a man was charged with murdering his cell-mate last month. IPR's Brian Mackey has more.</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That was the third inmate murder at </span>Menard<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> this year.</span></div><div>The prison has more than 3,600 men well over the capacity for which it was designed. And it's a rough crowd, with more than half the inmates in for murder.</div><div>John Maki, director of the prison-monitoring John Howard Association, says that combination is at the heart of Menard's long list of problems.</div><div> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 21:59:08 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 4529 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Concerns for Menard Correctional Center