Illinois Department of Corrections http://wkms.org en Illinois to improve conditions at youth prisons http://wkms.org/post/illinois-improve-conditions-youth-prisons <p>Illinoisis promising to improve safety at its youth prisons and offer inmates better educational and mental health services.&nbsp; The Department of Juvenile Justice agreed to the improvements after the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois threatened to sue.&nbsp; The two sides plan to ask a federal judge today to approve their plan, which calls for investigators to study youth prisons for six months and then recommend changes.&nbsp; The Department of Juvenile Justice houses about 1,000 children and teenagers.&nbsp; Watchdog groups say many don't get a decent education or proper treat Wed, 12 Sep 2012 13:10:59 +0000 Todd Hatton & The Associated Press 21995 at http://wkms.org Illinois to improve conditions at youth prisons The Morning Cram [Rain's-on-the-Way-But-Keep-on-Going-to-Work Edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-rains-way-keep-going-work-edition <p><strong>From NPR:</strong> &nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: georgia, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 23.200000762939453px; background-color: rgb(229, 229, 229); ">When the&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/archives/archive.php?thingId=160081650" style="color: rgb(51, 102, 204); font-family: georgia, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 23.200000762939453px; background-color: rgb(229, 229, 229); " target="_blank">Republican National Convention</a><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: georgia, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 23.200000762939453px; background-color: rgb(229, 229, 229); "><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2012/08/28/160156299/romneys-forces-are-in-control-for-now-but-maybe-not-forever">&nbsp;</a>finally gets underway today in Tampa, it will renew a civil war that's been raging — off and on — for more than a century. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 14:30:42 +0000 Dave Shinall 21389 at http://wkms.org The Morning Cram [Rain's-on-the-Way-But-Keep-on-Going-to-Work Edition] Tamms Prisoners Relocated http://wkms.org/post/tamms-prisoners-relocated <p>Illinois officials have moved eight of the state&#39;s more volatile criminals from the supermax Tamms penitentiary. The move occurred yesterday, part of Governor Pat Quinn&#39;s plan to close Tamms and one other major prison.&nbsp; The same day, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees filed a lawsuit to stop the transfers.&nbsp; The union for Illinois&rsquo; corrections workers wants the state to negotiate how moving dangerous criminals will affect them.</p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 15:17:13 +0000 The Associated Press 20173 at http://wkms.org Tamms Prisoners Relocated Prison Guards Now Under Security http://wkms.org/post/prison-guards-now-under-security <p></p> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 14:40:44 +0000 The Associated Press 19935 at http://wkms.org Prison Guards Now Under Security