Peoria Public Radio Staff
Mon March 25, 2013
Some Illinois prisoners in for trivial crimes
The agency that runs Illinois prisons has more inmates than it has room for….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. 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.