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Life Inside May 6
Willette Benford was one of several incarcerated women who sued the Illinois corrections department for using mass strip searches to train cadets. A small settlement check took her back to the shame and trauma of those incidents.
Coronavirus May 26, 2020
For many people leaving prison during the pandemic, closed DMVs mean closed doors.
News April 23, 2020
Bail reform advocates are adapting in light of COVID-19 releases and the lessons from New York’s no-bail flop.
Coronavirus April 16, 2020
Without ventilators, prisons lean on local hospitals to care for coronavirus victims.
News January 27, 2020
New lawsuits by transgender people challenge bans on name changes for those convicted of crimes.
Justice Lab July 15, 2019
Corrections officials have little data on the electronic monitoring of former prisoners. A new bill aims to change that.
Life Inside June 10, 2019
"We take turns holding the mirror to see each other. And we talk for hours."
Life Inside February 7, 2019
“I didn't have anything to offer her except a lot of lonely nights.”
Series August 28, 2018
A collection of stories about criminal justice in Chicago
Feature March 24, 2016
Imagine living in a cell that’s smaller than a parking space — with a homicidal roommate.