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$4.5 Million Federal Grant to Give 1500 Illinois Prisoners’ Kids Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentors

(Chicago, IL) – November 17, 2010. Support from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is making it possible for 1500 more Illinois children of prisoners to have a specially trained Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor. Continue reading »

Governor Pat Quinn Offers Overhaul of Fouled-Up Illinois Prisoner Early Release Program; Dan Hynes Claims “ScapeGoating”

(Chicago, IL) — December 30, 2009. Governor Pat Quinn yesterday announced an overhaul of the Illinois Department of Corrections’ prisoner early release program to undo the political damage that the early release of 1,718 inmates—which included violent prisoners and repeat drunk drivers–who served, on average, 37 days but some as little as 11 days, had … Continue reading »

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