Illinois Department of Corrections
John Howard Association cites extreme overcrowding and filthy conditions at Vienna
IDOC says one wing is on partial lockdown
Incident happened Friday at Shawnee Correctional Center in Vienna
Illinois jail remains on lock down while weapons and homemade alcohol that were found are being investigated.
IDOC says Brad Coleman forfeits eligibility for PTSD disability payments.
Brad Coleman, sibling of man convicted of killing his wife and sons in Columbia Ill., had been working as a prison guard.
Illinois prison officials say revised legislation stiffening penalties for gun crimes would still cost hundreds of millions of dollars and add inmates to the crowded correctional system.
A contract for hot-dog spices had previously expired and a new one had not yet been put in place, leaving prison officials with no way to purchase the ingredients.
Former Big Muddy warden Ty Bates was under investigation for alleged sexual harrassment.
Melinda Costa, the general manager at Travelogde in Springfield, hires ex-offenders and says something must be done to help them.