Prison IDOC Adopts New 'Restrictive Housing' Rules By Edith Brady-Lunny • Nov 18, 2020 MICHAEL COGHLAN / FLICKR 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. Event In B-N Explores How To Disrupt Path To Prison For Women By Edith Brady-Lunny • Jan 10, 2020 Edith Brady-Lunny / WGLT 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. Degradation, Neglect And Roaches: Inside Illinois' Largest Women's Prison By Patrick Smith • Jan 2, 2020 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. Legislation Would Let Judges Depart From Mandatory Minimums — But Only On A Few Crimes By Brian Mackey • Apr 15, 2019 Illinois lawmakers are moving to give judges more discretion in sentencing people convicted of certain crimes.