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Illinois puts ankle monitors on thousands. Now it has to figure out who gets tracked—and why
Corrections officials have little data on the electronic monitoring of former prisoners. A new bill aims to change that.
Joseph Darius Jaafari
Father and Son, Next Door Neighbors in Prison
"We take turns holding the mirror to see each other. And we talk for hours."
, as told to
I Proposed to My Girlfriend From Prison
“I didn't have anything to offer her except a lot of lonely nights.”
as told to
August 28, 2018
A collection of stories about criminal justice in Chicago
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March 24, 2016
The Deadly Consequences of Solitary With a Cellmate
Imagine living in a cell that’s smaller than a parking space — with a homicidal roommate.
March 16, 2016
Should Hard-line Prosecutors Be Nervous?
After voters oust two prosecutors for failing to hold police accountable, maybe.
December 15, 2015
Why Did It Take the Feds So Long to Probe Chicago Cops?
The Laquan McDonald killing was preceded by years of documented violence.
November 25, 2015
Will the '21 Foot' Defense Work for the Chicago Cop Who Shot Laquan McDonald?
Revisiting a 30-year concept that is used to justify deadly force.
June 11, 2015
From Solitary to the Street
What happens when prisoners go from complete isolation to complete freedom in a day?
April 22, 2015
When Your Insulin Pump is Contraband
What diabetics face behind bars.