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Articles by Joseph R. Dole

Illinois Prisoners Bilked Out of Millions Through DOC Commissary Surcharges

Few prisoners would be shocked to learn that they are paying too much for items sold in prison commissaries or canteens. The Illinois Dept. of Corrections (IDOC), however, has taken commissary price-gouging to an extreme level.

In order to generate more revenue to help fund an over-capacity prison system, the ...