A civil-rights group wants the governor to commute sentences for 43 people whose mental health and behavior deteriorated in solitary.
For the redrawing of voting maps, some states are making a little-known change to their census numbers that is expected to shift political power away from rural, predominantly white prison towns.
The R&B singer is charged with multiple counts of human trafficking and racketeering.
Critics say Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan is an impractical political stunt and will do more harm than good.
The Victims Justice Ordinance would allow the city to sue gang members in civil court to try to seize their assets.
The deal, supported by 80% of union members, also allows the city to investigate complaints against officers without a sworn affidavit.
The U.S. jail population has a 55% weekly turnover rate, raising the risk of infections passing between communities, according to the study.
At least 524 residents had been murdered by the end of August, according to Chicago Police.
Reset checks back in with WBEZ’s Natalie Moore to hear about her reporting trip in Finland.
Sheriff Tom Dart will use three dedicated detectives, DNA technology and a tip line to solve missing-person cases more than three years old.