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  1. Article number 1 - Building Block program helps support, rehabilitate Danville inmates
  2. Article number 2 - For Logan Correctional Center inmates, canines are source of pride beyond the prison
  3. Article number 3 - In memory of Frieda King
  4. Article number 4 - Groundbreaking Building Block program helps inmates rehabilitate, hold each other accountable
  5. Article number 5 - Pregnant behind bars: A downstate prison opens a special wing for mothers-to-be and postpartum inmates
  •  Building Block program helps support, rehabilitate Danville inmates

    Building Block program helps support, rehabilitate Danville inmates

    For some men at the Danville Correctional Center, the Building Block program is changing their life for the better and showing others there is another way. There are different focuses including adult education, substance abuse, and re-entry and veteran services. Green said Building Block is reinstilling some of the virtues he learned while in the military.
  •  For Logan Correctional Center inmates, canines are source of pride beyond the prison

    For Logan Correctional Center inmates, canines are source of pride beyond the prison

    A disabled Army veteran said he owes his life to his service dog, Bowie, a Labrador-border collie mix. Bowie had just completed training five days earlier through the Helping Paws program at the Logan Correctional Center. The program allows incarcerated women to train service dogs for people with disabilities, which is in partnership with Peoria-based nonprofit group Paws Giving Independence.
  •  In memory of Frieda King

    In memory of Frieda King

    A new $12 million kitchen at Pontiac Correctional Center, with a special plaque for a special person in the facility’s history, was unveiled in a small ceremony.
  •  Groundbreaking Building Block program helps inmates rehabilitate, hold each other accountable

    Groundbreaking Building Block program helps inmates rehabilitate, hold each other accountable

    Launched in February 2018, the Building Block program at Danville Correctional Center is a new and innovative initiative with a mission “to create an environment that fosters positive changes through a series of mentor-driven programs that are founded on the core principles of respect, responsibility, ownership, community and empathy.” The inmates are the ones who came up with the idea and have a great deal to do with its success to date.
  •  Pregnant behind bars: A downstate prison opens a special wing for mothers-to-be and postpartum inmates

    Pregnant behind bars: A downstate prison opens a special wing for mothers-to-be and postpartum inmates

    A new pregnancy wing at Logan Correctional Center opened in February with the mission of providing a safer and more humane environment for pregnant and postpartum inmates. The new wing is part of a larger shift in the treatment of pregnant women in jails and prisons across Illinois as well as nationwide, a growing recognition of the impact incarceration can have on parenthood as well as the next generation.

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