Illinois Department of Corrections

Keeping your record clean after an arrest for retail theft

October 19, 2014
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Getting arrested for retail theft can have serious consequences on someone‚Äôs future. If someone is caught committing retail theft, they will typically be approached by a loss prevention specialist or an agent of the store after they have completed a purchase of any other items, or walked by the registers without paying. Store agents will […]

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Cook County jail overcrowding: inmate population almost at maximum capacity

March 3, 2013
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Sheriff Tom Dart is concerned because the while the jail is not yet at capacity right now, the Cook County jail population swells during the summer months when more offenders are arrested. The highest-ever number of prisoners was 11,000 in the year 2002. The overcrowding led to inmates sleeping on concrete floors and trading off […]

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A summary of federal perjury laws

December 3, 2010
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If a person testifies falsely after taking the oath, or writes a false statement on a document supported by affidavit, he can be prosecuted for perjury. The act is a criminal offense where the person knew the testimony or statement was false. The states have their own laws on perjury when the offense takes place […]

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