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Stateville Correctional Center
Stateville Correctional Center

Wrongly Convicted Of Murder, Juan Rivera Uses Settlement Money To Open Barber College With His Former Prison Guard In Rogers Park

Juan Rivera got his barber license with the help of prison guard Bobby Mattison while serving time for a crime he didn't commit. Now they have opened Legacy Barber College in Rogers Park.

Uptown, Edgewater, Rogers Park

As Coronavirus Cases Surge In Illinois Prisons, Families And Advocates Demand More Action From State Leaders

COVID-19 infections in state prisons have surged far higher than during previous spikes. More than 11,000 inmates and staff have contracted coronavirus this year.

Citywide

Ex-Felons Are Working To Get Out The Vote Among Former Illinois Inmates — And They’re Paying Extra Attention To Judges

The vast majority of people released from prison believe they no longer have the right to vote. They can vote in Illinois, and many are encouraging them to cast a ballot in this week's election.

Citywide

Sick Inmate’s Wife Terrified Coronavirus Will Kill Downstate Prisoners Who Lack Supplies: ‘Every Other Cell … Someone Is Sick’

At Stateville, the woman's husband still has a cellmate who's staying with him despite his illness, she said. And staff walk around, interacting with the men who are incarcerated. "A lot of them are coughing."

Downtown