Expansion of the U.S. criminal justice system over the past three decades has come with a hefty price tag: $3.4 trillion nationwide and $83 billion in Illinois, according to a new report.
A new report finds that youth incarceration costs Illinois 29 times more than the community-based alternative, Redeploy Illinois.
The nation's "broken" criminal justice system is failing LGBT people of color, according to a recent report.
New research shows LGBT people are facing higher rates of incarceration and unfair treatment in the country's criminal justice system.
The state of Illinois plans to shutter its youth correctional center in Kewanee.
Illinois now has several new laws in effect aimed at keeping teens out of the state prison system. One group is praising one change in particular, which could affect some of Illinois' youngest residents.
Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation Monday that will prohibit Illinois public schools, including charters, from using "zero tolerance" discipline policies, unless otherwise required by law.
Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner signed juvenile justice reform legislation Tuesday that will end the automatic transfer of 15 year-olds to adult court.
Mandatory life-without-parole sentences for those under the age of 18 will soon be prohibited in Illinois.