A program that aims to put prisoners returning to Rockford on the right path may hinge on conversations with the state.

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The Obama administration plans to buy an Illinois prison that at one point was considered for housing Guantanamo prisoners with Republican lawmakers now claiming the purchase would open the door for ultimately carrying out the Guantanamo transfer.
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The state’s largest employee union filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking to block Gov. Pat Quinn’s plan to close several adult and juvenile prisons, citing safety concerns.

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At least nine Illinois prison inmates could be moved to facilities outside of the state. 

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The Illinois Department of Employment Security has started checking the roll of people receiving unemployment benefits to find those who might be ineligible because they’re in jail.

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Gary Mead, executive associate director for ICE's Enforcement and Removal Operations touring the new facility with the press..

KARNES CITY, Texas (AP) – A 608-bed facility unveiled Tuesday in Texas represents what federal officials say is a centerpiece of the Obama administration's pledge to overhaul America's much-maligned system for jailing immigration offenders.

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