The Daily Illini

Books to Prisoners to ship more than 100,000 books by end of year

A group gathering at The Independent Media Center

By Brittney Nadler

September 22, 2014

Urbana-Champaign Books to Prisoners, a nonprofit organization dedicated to shipping books to inmates, will have sent 100,000 books by the end of the year. “It’s not even the middle of September, and we’ve already shipped 99,000 books before the dinner even happened, so we’re really excited ab...

Champaign County Jail offers digital visitation

By Brittney Nadler

March 13, 2014

Champaign County Jail inmates will now communicate with friends and family through a video screen as the county discontinues the practice of in-person visitations. Following suit with jails in neighboring counties, the Champaign County Sheriff’s Office began using a virtual visitation system in mid-Feb...