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The DePaulia

The Student News Site of DePaul University

The DePaulia

The Student News Site of DePaul University

The DePaulia

Metropolitan Correctional Center in the Loop. The SAFE-T Act went into effect Sept. 18 to help decrease the jail population in Illinois.

Illinois becomes first state to eliminate cash bail; rural counties face implementation challenges

Samantha Moilanen, Online Managing Editor October 1, 2023

Illinois has become the first state to abolish cash bail, a move that some legal experts say will have very different ramifications in rural areas than in Chicago.  The Pretrial Fairness Act became...

A lone woman boards a Chicago Transit Authority bus in the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago, Monday, April 20, 2020, as a public service billboard reminds people of the continuing fight against COVID-19.

Chicago works to reach more black residents amid pandemic

Associated Press April 21, 2020

The number of black Chicago residents becoming infected with the coronavirus and those dying of the disease remains disproportionately high, city officials said Monday. Black residents made up about...

In this April 7, 2020 file photo, amid fears of the coronavirus pandemic, dozens of protesters drive around Cook County Jail and the Leighton Criminal Courthouse in Chicago, honking their horns and chanting to demand the mass release of detainees at the jail. A federal judge has ordered Cook County Jail on Thursday, April, 9, 2020, to take steps to protect inmates from coronavirus.

Judge orders Chicago jail to do more to halt spread of coronavirus

Associated Press April 9, 2020

A federal judge in Chicago Thursday ordered one of the nation’s largest jails to take prompt action to stem the potentially catastrophic spread of the coronavirus, including by ensuring that its more...

Panel on incarcerated labor reveals harsh truths in America

Panel on incarcerated labor reveals harsh truths in America

Richie Requena, Contributing Writer February 4, 2019

In a discussion held by the Department of African and Black Diaspora Studies and the DePaul University Labor Education, community leaders, professors, and students discussed how the criminal justice system...

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