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First Lady M.K. Pritzker and Lt. Governor Julianna Stratton paid a visit to Lincoln's Logan Correctional Center earlier this month, to learn more about the needs of women detained by the Corrections Dept. 

 

For Stratton, it was her second visit to the state's largest lockup for women. Stratton says many of the inmates have common threads to their path to becoming an inmate....

 

 

Last year, then Governor Rauner signed legislation to create a women’s division within the Illinois Department of Corrections. 

 

That effort was designed to look at the unique needs of female inmates but also help them when they're released and return full time to role of mother. 

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