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The Illinois Department of Corrections had adopted its first standardized policy for inmates held in segregation, with a focus on limiting the number of prisoners removed from general population for years at a time.

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For the 99,000 women incarcerated in U.S. prisons, the path to the criminal justice system is littered with broken relationships, physical and sexual abuse, and addiction.

The staff and inmates at Illinois' largest women's prison agree the facility is "falling apart," "neglected" and "unsanitary."

The deteriorating physical condition is one of the key findings of a new report from the independent prison watchdog John Howard Association on the Logan Correctional Center in central Illinois.

Illinois lawmakers are moving to give judges more discretion in sentencing people convicted of certain crimes.