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Fentanyl being mailed to Illinois state prison inmates, leading to overdoses, official says

(The Center Square) – Fentanyl-laced mail is making its way into Illinois’ corrections system, leading to inmate and officer overdoses, and some officials are demanding a change in policy to stop it. Scot Ward, president of the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police Corrections Lodge 263, said there are ongoing issues concerning the safety of staff […]

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Judge orders IL Department of Corrections to release records on early prisoner releases after lawsuit by McHenry County state’s attorney

A judge has ordered the Illinois Department of Corrections to provide the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office with records on the early release of prisoners following a lawsuit. The McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office said they informally attempted multiple times to obtain records from the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) regarding its early release of […]

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Illinois Department of Corrections halts inmate transfers from county jails to state prisons, citing COVID-19 surge

The Illinois Department of Corrections has paused inmate transfers from county jails to state prisons after COVID-19 outbreaks were reported at their correctional facilities. Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) Public Information Officer Lindsey Hess said the Graham, Logan Menard and Northern Reception and Classification Centers experienced outbreaks. Those correctional facilities are where inmates are transferred […]

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Illinois’ sheriffs sue to force state to take inmates against Pritzker’s order

(The Center Square) – Illinois’ county jails have been filling up with hundreds of inmates since late March because of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s executive order halting transfers to state prisons, but now sheriffs hope a judge will force the state to accept them and make room in jails. The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association filed a lawsuit […]