In Chicago, according to numbers provided by the city, on March 30, the domestic abuse hotline received 104 calls, the highest daily volume in over a year.
Illinois Department of Corrections officials say they have restored attorney-client phone calls at Stateville and Hill prisons, acknowledging that pandemic-related restrictions on inmate movement had forced officials to temporarily suspend the calls.
Illinois Supreme Court Announces Changes to Oral Arguments and MCLE Deadline
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COVID-19 has peaked the levels of all citizens in the US, including those incarcerated. Cook County inmates have begun denying ordinary nourishment, a form of hunger strike, in the hopes of receiving better treatment and conditions in their county jail in the heart of Chicago, Illinois.
Arrests are terrifying. Even when the arrestee believes they’re innocent or has legitimate reasons for their actions, being detained by authorities can be so harrowing that they forget they’re owed due process.
Every criminal defense attorney in Chicago has encountered it: A client’s cash assets are taken by authorities at O’Hare Airport with little or no explanation.
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Individuals who have consumed alcohol and are not safe to drive, have options available to get home safely: sleep it off in your car, simply … Read more