Illinois Women’s Prison in ‘Crisis,’ Evaluation Finds

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The situation for women housed at the Illinois' Logan Correctional Center has become "untenable," says a new study funded by the Department of Justice that found overcrowded conditions, problems with handling mentally ill inmates, and the overuse of harsh punishments, the Chicago Tribune reports.  The study says the problems are rooted partly in a 2013 decision by the Illinois Department of Corrections to consolidate the . . .

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