Illinois State Jailer Shared Kiddy Porn through “Peer-to-Peer File-Sharing” Accounts

I found this press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Springfield of interest because of similar charges that have been filed against former McHenry County Sheriff’s Sgt. Greg Pyle: FORMER STATE CORRECTIONS OFFICER PLEADS GUILTY TO CHILD PORNOGRAPHY OFFENSES … Continue reading

Finally, Testing Incoming Inmates for HIV

More than 20 years ago, State Rep. Penny Pullen was pushing for inmates to be tested for HIV upon incarceration. She was even willing to settle for testing upon release. Why? In the hope that those in prison might be … Continue reading

Upping Inmate Co-Pays Will Bring Unintended Consequences, Unforeseen Potential Savings

State Rep. Emily McAsey, a Democrat from Lockport, thought she had a good idea. And what does a relatively new legislator do with a new idea…especially if you are a lawyer, as McAsey is? You have it drafted into a … Continue reading