In this June 26, 2014 file photo, a lone inmate in Division 2 Dorm 2 of the Cook County Jail sits arms folded on his bunk in Chicago. Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to reduce the number of inmates in Illinois’ overcrowded prison system over the next decade. It’s an issue that presents the first-term Republican governor with a rare opportunity to find agreement with legislators during a bitter budget stalemate.
In this June 26, 2014 file photo, a lone inmate in Division 2 Dorm 2 of the Cook County Jail sits arms folded on his bunk in Chicago. Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to reduce the number of inmates in Illinois’ overcrowded prison system over the next decade. It’s an issue that presents the first-term Republican governor with a rare opportunity to find agreement with legislators during a bitter budget stalemate. Charles Rex Arbogast AP
In this June 26, 2014 file photo, a lone inmate in Division 2 Dorm 2 of the Cook County Jail sits arms folded on his bunk in Chicago. Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to reduce the number of inmates in Illinois’ overcrowded prison system over the next decade. It’s an issue that presents the first-term Republican governor with a rare opportunity to find agreement with legislators during a bitter budget stalemate. Charles Rex Arbogast AP

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