It’s been found that Illinois prisons are becoming less violent and dangerous. The Daily Prospect newspaper reports that research has shown that over the past twenty years, Illinois prisons have become less violent. The paper states that the study proves that reducing Illinois prison numbers does not result in a decrease in criminal activity. The research is also the first to show that although mass incarceration has resulted in a drop in the overall crime rates of the state, it has not led to an increase in fewer crimes being perpetrated.
The statistics show a slight decrease in the overall violent crime rate of the state, but this is likely due to understaffing and extra time given to the inmates. The study also indicates that Illinois is seeing an increase in the number of females incarcerated, which could be attributed to more drug crimes.
The investigation conducted by The Illinois Prison Journal found that there was a drastic reduction in sexual assaults in Illinois’ prison system. The report indicated that in recent years, there was a 20% increase in reported sexual assaults in Illinois. The report also indicates that there has been a noticeable decrease in the number of gang-related crimes in the prison system.
A majority of juvenile prison offenders in Illinois have gang ties, and most of those gang members are housed together. Most juvenile offenders do not graduate from high school, and many end up getting jobs in the prison after serving their sentences. This means that many young adults in the prison are having negative effects on their education and later end up unemployed.
There are various groups who are now focusing on reducing crime and protecting the public. Illinois Department of Corrections is one such organization, as they have come under fire for the excessive amount of violence that is occurring inside the prison walls. Some advocates are now calling for the immediate release of all juvenile offenders in the Illinois prison system, because they believe that things are so out of control.
One problem that many families have noticed is that a large number of children have turned to crime after being released from prison, because they are now suffering from trauma and stress as a result of their abusive environment while they were incarcerated.
Chicago is one city in Illinois that is experiencing an increase in its crime rate. As news reports indicate that more people in Chicago are being victimized by criminals, the officials in Chicago are taking harsh measures to combat this epidemic of crime in Chicago. Police Cmpl. Vic Vaughn says that in his five years of working for the Chicago Police Department, it has been a struggle to reduce crime in Chicago. He believes that a big part of the crime in Chicago is related to the poor economy of the city, which is causing more people to lose their jobs and choose crime over a job. He says that although the overall number of crime cases has gone down, the number of murder cases has actually increased slightly.
The Illinois Department of Corrections is attempting to implement a plan that will help decrease crime in Chicago. According to officials, the crime rate has significantly dropped in Chicago in the past couple of years, but they believe that more needs to be done in order to reduce the crime rate in Chicago. Currently the rate at which people in Chicago go to prison has increased substantially. According to figures provided by the Illinois Department of Correction, the number of people in prison for murder has increased by twenty percent from the last year to this year. The increase of murders in Chicago is also directly correlated with the increase of the state prison population.
One way that the DOC is trying to curb this epidemic of crime in Chicago is through changing the way that judges are ordering prisoners to serve their sentences. Currently, judges in Illinois are ordering prisoners to serve between one and two weeks in prison on average. Illinois state law currently only allows for prisoners to be sent to imprisonment for up to two weeks, regardless of how long they may be in prison.
This is due to the fact that during times of heightened emergency, such as during an outbreak of flu or an acute natural disaster, courts may opt to let those serving time outside of prison to complete their sentences for a shorter amount of time. According to advocates of prisoner’s rights, this is a policy that is designed to make certain that those serving time do not take advantage of a situation that would otherwise warrant the courts putting them back in prison. However, prison officials argue that there are already too many sick and wounded people in the system and that additional time may actually prevent further disease from reaching the general public.
While Illinois is the only state to use a “smart board” technology known as an electronic detention system, other states across the country are considering using similar technologies. According to the Mayday Parade, the organizers of an upcoming march against mass incarceration in Chicago, Illinois is planning to join the “orn’s March” nationwide, which is scheduled for April 4th. According to organizers, they will be joining the nationwide March Against Organized Mass incarceration and “rallies against mass prisons” in Chicago during the march.
Illinois state corrections department is concerned about the lack of mental health services provided to prisoners inside of prison. According to the Illinois Department of Corrections, many prisoners are not receiving treatment for mental illness or depression and are instead subjected to abusive and violent treatment by other inmates. According to the organization “Change Together,” the mentally ill prisoner in prison often suffers from isolation and is denied adequate medical care.
The need for better treatment of mentally ill prisoners is so acute that the corrections department is working feverishly to change their outdated policies that tie prisoners up to long jail terms without therapeutic programs. Illinois Governor Jerry Brown has promised to completely overhaul the penal system in Illinois and create a more humane and supportive environment for prisoners. He has also asked the courts to allow mentally ill men who are serving time for violent crimes outside of prison to be granted clemency.