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Lawsuit alleges mold, sewage at Illinois prison

A class action lawsuit filed last week in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois alleges incredibly poor conditions for about...

DOJ reviewing transgender inmate policies

The U.S. Department of Justice is reviewing its policies on transgender inmates, the Associated Press reported on Friday, Sept. 17. The news service said that...

Federal court says evidence of constitution violations in state prisons

The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois has certified a class action suit against the Illinois Department of Corrections over solitary...

First coronavirus death at an Illinois prison recorded

SPRINGFIELD — On Monday, Illinois Director of Public Health Ngozi Ezike announced the first confirmed death of someone in IDOC custody due to COVID-19.

Illinois prisons closed to new prisoners during pandemic

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker closed the state's prisons from accepting new inmates during the coronavirus pandemic.

Judge rules Illinois prison officials must read evidence from from lawsuit

CHAMPAIGN — A federal judge has ruled that Illinois prison officials must read evidence and transcripts from a lawsuit brought against the prison system by transgender prisoners.

Judge rules that IDOC must change medical care for transgender prisoners

EAST ST. LOUIS — A federal judge ruled this week that the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) needs to overhaul its medical care of transgender prisoners.

Nine Illinois prison guards disciplined after mocking transgender inmates on Facebook

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Corrections issued suspensions and written reprimands to nine prison guards who mocked, demeaned or disclosed personal information about transgender inmates in private Facebook groups.

Illinois Dept. of Corrections announces new social media policy after employees mocked transgender prisoners online

CHICAGO — The Illinois Department of Corrections announced a revised social media policy for its roughly 12,000 employees that goes into effect over the weekend.

Accused of abuse by transgender inmates, correctional officers mock LGBTQ on Facebook

CHICAGO — Two Illinois Department of Corrections officers accused in lawsuit of civil rights violations against a transgender woman publicly shared memes or other posts that mocked members of the L.G.B.T.Q. community.

Transgender woman released after retaliation for suing Illinois for prison transfer

CHICAGO — Strawberry Hampton, who had to sue the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) to be moved to a women's prison, was released this week. Hampton was kept in prison five months after her release date.

Transgender inmate asks Illinois gov. for clemency after retaliation

CHICAGO — A transgender woman who had to sue to be transferred to a women's prison is now asking Gov. J.B. Pritzker for clemency. The...

ACLU of Illinois say transgender medical care inadequate at Illinois prisons

CHICAGO —Five transgender women prisoners are suing the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) because of inadequate medical care. The ACLU of Illinois is representing the...

LGBT advocates urge Eleventh Circuit to uphold lower court ruling to provide medical care to transgender woman in Florida prison

TALLAHASSEE — Late Wednesday, eleven LGBT advocacy and legal services organizations filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the...

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