That’s how many inmates were in Illinois prisons in May, according to new state data. It’s the lowest number since May 2010 when the Illinois Department of Corrections reported 47,150 inmates behind bars. The peak was in January 2013 with 49,321 inmates, the Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers reported. The state prison system’s facilities are designed to house 32,000 prisoners. Gov. Bruce Rauner has asked a special committee to study how to reduce the Illinois prison population by 25 percent over the next decade. From The Associated Press.