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  1. Illinois DOC Keeps People With Disabilities In Prison Beyond Release DatesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2018 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    John Ellis stayed in prison a year longer than his sentence said he had to because his disability made it hard to find housing. He's not alone.

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  2. Illinois To Ban 'Gay Panic Defense' In New YearRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2017 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Paco Garcia, of San Antonio, Texas, waves a rainbow flag in memory of the victims of the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting, in Orlando, Fla. On Monday, Illinois will become the second state to ban the so-called "gay panic defense" in cases in which a murder defendant tries to justify their violence as a reaction to learning that their victim was gay.

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  3. What's In A Name? Transgender Felons Say Rules Lead To HarassmentRead the original story

    Nov 7, 2017 | WBEZ-FM Chicago

    Tania Tellez, a transgender woman living in Illinois, was denied a name change because she had been convicted of a felony drug charge and was two years short of the decade-long prohibition. About two years ago, when Tania Tellez was paying for her groceries with a debit card at a Food 4 Less grocery store on Chicago's South Side, the clerk asked her a question: "Who is Alejandro?" Tellez is a transgender woman.

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