Kensley Hawkins http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Ill. wants to collect inmate's prison wages http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-wants-collect-inmates-prison-wages <p>The <a href="http://www.state.il.us/court/">Illinois Supreme Court</a> is considering a case that could determine whether the state can pursue wages earned by prison inmates.</p><p>Lawyers presented their arguments Tuesday.</p><p>Inmate Kensley Hawkins <a href="http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-0315-prisoner-wages-20110314,0,3847106.story">has saved about $11,000 during his 21 years in prison</a> by squirreling away the income he makes as a furniture assembler. He makes about $75 a month.</p> Tue, 15 Mar 2011 20:18:44 +0000 The Associated Press 726 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. wants to collect inmate's prison wages