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Long imprisoned, man wins early release amid pandemic, but efforts to clear his name continue 6.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Nearly 23 years after losing his freedom, Antonio McDowell is on a new, if unlikely path. He walked out of a state prison last month after Gov. J.B. Pritzker commuted his sentence over coronavirus concerns. He is eager to put his past behind him and prove he was wrongfully convicted.
Cook County Board considers nonbinding proposal to shift money from ‘failed and racist’ policing, incarceration systems 4.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Cook County Board to consider non-binding resolution to redirect money from law enforcement to social services.
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George Floyd's death inspires an unlikely movement in Indonesia: Papuan Lives Matter 2.7.2020 LA Times: Nation

A court's surprisingly light sentences for seven Papuan activists highlights how far the Black Lives Matter protests have reverberated in Indonesia.

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Man sentenced to life in prison for 2017 murder of Hinsdale mother in her home 1.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Dominic Sanders, the 33-year-old man who murdered Hinsdale mother Andrea Urban in 2017 was sentenced June 30 to natural life in prison without the possibility of parole.
San Quentin coronavirus outbreak spreads: 1,059 prisoners infected, death row inmate dies 30.6.2020 LA Times: Health

After California Institution for Men in Chino inmates were transferred, nearly one-third of San Quentin prisoners test positive for the coronavirus.

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Inmate in Boulder County Jail arrested for attempted murder 30.6.2020 Denver Post: Local
An inmate in the Boulder County Jail has been charged with attempted second-degree murder for allegedly choking a cellmate and slamming the victim's head into the floor.
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Aurora man gets 11 years in prison for running over his ex-girlfriend’s mom with a minivan 24.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
An Aurora man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for attempted murder and other felonies after he purposely struck his ex-girlfriend’s mom with a minivan last year, officials said.
Denver man charged with murder in connection with stabbing inside National Western Complex 24.6.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
A 38-year-old Denver man was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday in connection with a fatal stabbing last week at the National Western Complex, the Denver District Attorney's Office said in a news release.
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H-Line, L-Line in Denver to be impacted by RTD maintenance work starting this weekend 20.6.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Service on two of RTD's light-rail corridors, the H-Line and the L-Line, will be suspended or interrupted starting this weekend so that the agency can conduct routine maintenance on its system.
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Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Bars and brewers in Chicago can open today, but only for outdoor customers 17.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.
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Two days before a hearing that could have set him free, the courthouse shut down. Now inmates like LaRon Warren wait, as they try to dodge coronavirus. 17.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Two days before a hearing that could have set him free, the courthouse shut down. Now inmates like LaRon Warren wait, as they try to dodge coronavirus.
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Hundreds of children and parents gather for youth march in Bronzeville as new rounds of George Floyd-inspired demonstrations continue in Chicago 14.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The Bronzeville march was one of several that took place throughout the city, with more planned for the rest of the weekend. Most of them were directly sparked by the May 25 death of Floyd, a black man who gasped, “I can’t breathe,” while a white Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck, or by proposals for police reforms in Chicago.
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Professor charged in alleged fetish slaying turned away in request for release to fight coronavirus 13.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The ex-Northwestern professor accused of stabbing his boyfriend to death in what prosecutors have said was an attempt to fulfill a sexual fetish was again denied release from Cook County Jail on Friday, but not before new allegations were revealed about the slaying and the professor’s time on the lam.
Editorial: The 1980s crack epidemic was a fork in the road. America chose racism and prisons over public health 10.6.2020 LA Times: Health

America responded to the 1980s crack epidemic with police and prisons instead of public health. Now look where we are.

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Letters to the Editor: When police fear going to prison, black people will stop dying 2.6.2020 LA Times: Opinion

An op-ed article by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the uprising over George Floyd's death prompts approving letters from readers.

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Douglas County sheriff reports death of jail inmate 30.5.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
A Douglas County jail inmate died Friday from injuries sustained in a suicide attempt
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Years ago, he saved her. Then one day he helped his wife kill herself 21.5.2020 LA Times: Nation

Assisted suicide is illegal in Spain, but a woman begged her husband to help her die. "The sooner, the better," she told him.

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ICE said a 74-year-old was too dangerous to release. He died of apparent suicide 20.5.2020 LA Times: Health

Choung Woong Ahn's family said he should be released because of his age and health issues. ICE disagreed.

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Escondido crime spree, enabled by coronavirus booking change, ends with arrest for stabbing 20.5.2020 LA Times: Health

Escondido police said the suspect was not jailed on suspicion of several crimes, including auto theft, because of new jail booking criteria meant to slow spread of virus

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Suspect in Denver murder was paroled 3 weeks before killing due to coronavirus concerns at Colorado prisons 16.5.2020 Denver Post: Local
A suspect in the fatal Denver shooting of a 21-year-old woman was paroled from Colorado's prison system three weeks before the killing due to coronavirus concerns.
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