February 2016 Archives

Illinois couple face drug charges

A 23-year-old woman and a 28-year-old man Illinois were taken into custody in Illinois on Feb. 19 on drug-related charges following a five-month investigation. According to police, who say they got a search warrant after seeing drug-related items in their home, they also had 1.3 grams of cannabis, 7.6 grams of heroin and nearly $900 in cash. Prior to that, police say they also found 8.5 grams of heroin at the home. There was also a 2-year-old child in the home who was taken in by family members.

Record number of inmates found innocent in 2015

According to a report from the National Registry of Exonerations, there were 149 people released from incarceration in 2015 after spending 15 years in prison on average for crimes that they did not do. This is a record number of exonerations, and many people in Illinois may be surprised to learn that five of these people were awaiting execution.

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