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ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) - Winnebago County officials pushing to hire more jail guards say that staff shortages are putting corrections officers in danger. New Sheriff Gary Caruana is asking the county...
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2015/08/01 21:20
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FORT MADISON, IOWA -- The Offenders at Iowa State Penitentiary now have a new address. There was a highly successful statewide effort to move 507 offenders from the previous location at #3 John...
2015/08/01 21:06
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Officials at the Iowa Department of Corrections say the maximum security prisoners at the Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison were moved to the new prison Saturday. Prison executive officer...
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FORT MADISON, Iowa – The Iowa State Penitentiary has moved to a new location. On Saturday, there was a very successful statewide effort to move a total of 507 offenders from the previous locale at #3...
2015/07/30 20:43
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A Murphysboro, Illinois man was sentenced to two years in prison for aggravated DUI. Daniel Spencer, 34, entered an open plea of guilty on June 8. On Feb. 23, 2014, Jackson County deputies responded...
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Obdulio Lopez-Gomez, 39, of the 800 block of Burr Oaks Drive in West Chicago, has been charged with four counts of predatory criminal sexual assault, a Class X felony. If convicted of at least one...
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A graduation ceremony is being held for 13 participants of the Rockford Reentry Service Center, a community-based center for formerly incarcerated men and women. Local community corrections leaders,...
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Keeping people safe in Winnebago County could cost more. The latest budget proposal by the sheriff's department asks for nearly $7 million more to do that. "We are not adequately staffing the...
2015/07/27 22:43
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Overcrowding of prisoners is a long-standing problem in the Illinois Department of Corrections, but new data shows prison population has reached a five-year-low. At the system's peak in 2013, 49,321...
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AP- State data shows the number of people incarcerated in Illinois prisons has fallen in recent years but facilities are still overcrowded. The most recent report on Illinois Department of Corrections...
2015/07/25 18:13
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A man accused of supplying an Addison woman with the heroin that led to her overdose death has been charged with drug-induced homicide, DuPage County prosecutors said Saturday. A judge set bail at $2...
2015/07/25 03:13
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A judge set bail Friday afternoon at $1 million for a 23-year-old parolee who was shot by police in the Englewood neighborhood after he pointed a gun at officers, prosecutors said. Kenneth A. Lewis,...
2015/07/24 00:13
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A judge denied bail Thursday afternoon for a 24-year-old parolee accused of robbing two people and knocking one of them unconscious earlier this week near the CTA’s Red Line in the Loop. “You are a...
2015/07/23 20:20
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QUINCY, ILL. -- The West Central Illinois Task Force conducted a search at 833 South Seventh Street in Quincy on Wednesday night. Several items were seized during the search such as ICE...
2015/07/23 02:24
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I made that phone call about 15 years ago after covering a session of the Illinois Prisoner Review Board and watching the board members vote to release a long-serving inmate. The elated grandmother...
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QUINCY -- A Quincy man will stand trial in September in an armed violence case. Chad E. Payne, 40, pleaded not guilty to three felony charges during a preliminary hearing Tuesday in Adams County...
2015/07/21 01:08
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ELIZABETHTOWN -- Employees at the Hardin County Work Camp had one last chance to protest its proposed closure Monday. Employees, politicians and people living nearby spoke out at a hearing on the...
2015/07/20 22:43
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A Murphysboro, Illinois woman has pleaded guilty to aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. Sandra Loucks, 50, pleaded guilty on Monday, July 20. According to Jackson County State's Attorney Michael C....
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Following a lengthy investigation, Energy police arrested five people on felony drug charges. On July 19 at 12:25 a.m., the Energy Police Department executed a search warrant in the 400 block of East...
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A former high school band director has been convicted of unauthorized video recording. Michael Todd Norrington, 41, of Carterville, was found guilty by a Jackson County jury on Friday, July...
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