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Illinois Offers Low-Risk Offenders Prison Alternative: Adult RedeployIll

Illinois Offers Low-Risk Offenders Prison Alternative: Adult RedeployIll

The shallow scar by 48-year-old Craig Canser’s left eye serves as a gentle reminder of where he once was, and where he hopes to never return. By the time he was released from prison for the last time in December 2007, Canser had spent about a third of his life behind bars for crimes ranging […]

Safe at Last: For One Iraqi Refugee, Tragedy has a Silver Lining

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Crimson curtains flow in the wind of the air conditioning unit—their color a gentle contrast against the stark white walls. In the kitchen, the spatter and sizzle of the fried chicken 35-year-old Sattar Naama is making can be heard. The warm, greasy smell wafts throughout the tiny, one-room Rogers Park apartment. It doesn’t matter that […]

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Bill barring sex offenders from visiting nursing homes lacks support

March 12, 2009 – Legislation that would have banned registered sex offenders in Illinois from visiting nursing homes has been tabled. Rep. William Black (R-Danville), the bill’s sponsor, said there was simply not enough support for the bill. California, Oklahoma and Virginia already have laws in place limiting registered sex offenders from living or working in nursing […]

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