State of Illinois suing inmates for cost of prison

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CHICAGO - They say 'crime doesn't pay' but it sure could cost you if you live in the state of Illinois. The Chicago Tribune reports the Illinois Department of Corrections has been suing prisoners for the cost of their incarceration after they're released.

The law allowing this practice, which was enacted in 1982, has reportedly been used on 11 inmates in the first 10-months of this year. A huge uptick in frequency, which is probably why this article started gaining traction. Check out what they have to say, and see if you think this is the justice system at its best.

 

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