Latest: 11:44 am, 12/17/14, Wednesday CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Authorities say an escaped inmate, caught on the UI campus, is on his way back to a federal facility in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Update: 10:50 am, 10/6/14, Monday CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- A man found hanging in his Ford County jail cell last Monday, has died.
ILLINOIS -- The Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) is paying for released inmates to get home.
ILLINOIS -- Hundreds of elderly inmates may have a chance to be released early.
CHAMPAIGN COUNTY -- Terry Brownlee, of Champaign, was found not guilty by reason of insanity for killing his mother. It took the courts two months after the judge's decision to get him transferred.
SPRINGFIELD -- An ex-inmate says he was mistreated behind bars. Now, he's filing a lawsuit against guards at the Sangamon County Jail.
SPRINGFIELD -- Technology is changing the way we all communicate, even behind bars.
DECATUR -- Investigators reveal exactly how an inmate managed to escape from jail and what they're doing to make sure it never happens again.
Latest: 10:01 pm DECATUR -- An inmate escaped. Now investigators are trying to figure out how he pulled it off.
ILLINOIS -- A plan to save money feeding the state's prisoners isn't saving as much as state leaders hoped.
Update: 5:21 pm, 10/10/13, Thursday LASALLE COUNTY -- More women have come forward saying their rights were violated at an Illinois jail.
SPRINGFIELD -- An investigation is underway at the Illinois Department of Corrections.
MACON COUNTY -- An inmate is dead after being found unresponsive in his cell.
DECATUR-- A man who was jailed on robbery charges is dead after being found unresponsive in cell.
SPRINGFIELD -- Some Illinois' prisons will be swapping three meals a day for two.
Latest: 10:04 pm, 9/3/13, Tuesday ROBINSON -- More information is being released about how a fugitive was taken into custody.
DWIGHT -- The man with a plan to house inmates at the state's vacant correctional center says he's gaining momentum.
DANVILLE -- A prison is on lock down after an inmate assaulted an officer.
MENARD -- There's been another suspicious death at a Southern Illinois prison.
SPRINGFIELD -- For every two prisoners released in Illinois, one will likely wind up back behind bars.
Update: 3:50 pm
COLES COUNTY -- An inmate was found dead in his cell Thursday.
SPRINGFIELD -- The state is getting ready to kick-start a program to let some inmates out of prison early.
URBANA -- Hundreds of thousands of people around the country are celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr., Day by volunteering and doing service.
URBANA -- Three Champaign County correctional officers are being called heroes.
PAXTON -- An inmate at the Ford County Jail was found dead by correctional officers this morning.