Posts tagged "American Civil Liberties Union"

Crete: Lax oversight and a history of abuse lead to doubts about the Corrections Corporations of America

This article is the second in a three-part series looking at some of the different elements of the proposed Crete detention center. The Corrections Corporation of America has earned some infamy. The private prison company operates 65 facilities in 19 states, had about 570 lawsuits filed against it between 1998 and 2008, and earns $109.1... Read more »

Who's afraid of the low-income vote?

Who's afraid of the low-income vote?
Two voter ID laws making their way through the state Legislature could end up keeping some of Illinois’ poorest residents from exercising one of their basic democratic rights–voting. Come Election Day, voters would have to present a government-issued photo identification card at the polling place, if Senate Bill 2496, which was introduced last week, is ulimately approved by... Read more »

Race, police stops and car searches

Say you’re driving from Chicago to Springfield and an Illinois State Police officer pulls you over for speeding or because your car’s taillight is broken. You pull over to the side of the road. You turn over your license and registration through the driver’s side window. The officer processes the violation. Then he or she... Read more »