Rauner Appoints Virginia Man Head of Corrections

It might be shake-up time in the Illinois Department of Corrections.  Governor Bruce Rauner has appointed an outsider to be Director: Governor appoints new IDOC Director CHICAGO — Governor Bruce Rauner announced today he has selected Donald Stolworthy, 54, of … Continue reading

Kairos – Prison Ministry that Changes Lives

“God says, ‘If you don’t love your brother, you don’t know me.’” That was part of what Bud Gregory of Kairos Prison Ministry of Illinois had to tell of his weekend experiences at Stateville participating in four-day weekend retreats for prisoners. … 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

Confirmation of HIV/AIDS Prediction

At two forums I attended on then-State Rep. Penny Pullen’s behalf I made predictions about the danger black women had of becoming HIV-infected. One was a debate with a left-wing law professor at John Marshall Law School in Chicago and … Continue reading

A Recidivism Prevention Program that Works

The Illinois Department of Corrections generally doesn’t. It seems to be it should be renamed the Illinois Prison System or something more descriptive of its role of keeping crooks off the street. Now comes along a program that so far … Continue reading

Man Who Threatened to Rape & Kill 17-Year Old Special Needs Woodstock Girl Back on the Street

September 25, 2009, McHenry County Blog ran the press release from McHenry County State’s Attorney about Marcus Sessom. Although the sentence could have been from 2-10 years, according to the release, Sessom is already back on the street. Thanks to … Continue reading

“Catch and Release” Program Dooms Pat Quinn’s Election Chances

Remember the “Revolving Door” TV attack ad against Massachusetts Governor and Democratic Party presidential candidate Michael Dukakis? The successor to that ad is why appointed Governor Pat Quinn is not going to become elected Governor Pat Quinn. A little 30-second … Continue reading

McHenry County Sheriff’s Department Says State Required Rule Change Making It More Expensive to Help Inmates and ICE Detainees

Daily Herald reporter Chuck Keeshan wrote a story on Sheriff Keith Nygren’s jail having making it more expensive to give money to inmates and ICE detainees. McHenry County Blog broke the story last Wednesday. Keeshan’s article about the complaint of Crystal … Continue reading

Stopping the Spread of HIV in Prison

There is a way to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS in prison. But it goes against the grain of everything considered by liberals as politically correct. The way to do it is to test all of the prisoners periodically and … Continue reading