prisons http://wuis.org en Off Supervision, George Ryan Talks About Time In Prison http://wuis.org/post/supervision-george-ryan-talks-about-time-prison <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Former </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. George Ryan has finished a year of supervision following his release from home confinement last summer after a prison sentence for corruption convictions.</span></p><p>Ryan was released from prison in January 2013 and was confined to his home until last July. At the time his lawyer and friend former Gov. Jim Thompson said that Ryan was subject to another year of supervision and some travel restrictions. That ends this week.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:42:35 +0000 The Associated Press 28450 at http://wuis.org Off Supervision, George Ryan Talks About Time In Prison Illinois Needs Comprehensive Plan For Facilities: Rutherford http://wuis.org/post/illinois-needs-comprehensive-plan-facilities-rutherford <p>A Republican candidate for governor is once again calling for Illinois to change the way it manages major facilities, like prisons and developmental centers. That includes how the state closes such facilities.</p><p>State Treasurer Dan Rutherford says past attempts to close prisons and other big state institutions have been haphazard. He says this has been going on for years, back at least to the administrations of former governors Ryan and Blagojevich. But it's still happening, as with this year's closure of the women's prison in Dwight.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 15:10:59 +0000 Brian Mackey 13005 at http://wuis.org Illinois Needs Comprehensive Plan For Facilities: Rutherford In Some Illinois Prisons, Two Meals A Day http://wuis.org/post/some-illinois-prisons-two-meals-day <p></p><p>More and more prisoners in Illinois are being served brunch, eating two meals a day instead of three. Prison officials say it's actually better for many inmates.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Feeding prisoners is a lot of work — not only cooking and cleaning up, but moving inmates from cells or dorms over to the mess hall.</span></p><p>Illinois Department of Corrections spokesman Tom Shaer says at some prisons, breakfast is served at 4 a.m., which means moving inmates in the dark.</p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 11:35:00 +0000 Brian Mackey 8934 at http://wuis.org In Some Illinois Prisons, Two Meals A Day