Illinois Department of Corrections

Watchdog Group Slams Southern Illinois PrisonJohn Howard Association cites extreme overcrowding and filthy conditions at Vienna
Possible Chickenpox at Pinckneyville PrisonIDOC says one wing is on partial lockdown
Inmate Assaults Guard At Southern Ill. PrisonIncident happened Friday at Shawnee Correctional Center in Vienna
Illinois Prison Remains On Lockdown Amid SearchIllinois jail remains on lock down while weapons and homemade alcohol that were found are being investigated.
Convicted Murderer's Brother Resigns As Ill. Prison GuardIDOC says Brad Coleman forfeits eligibility for PTSD disability payments.
Chris Coleman's Brother Seeks PTSD DisabilityBrad Coleman, sibling of man convicted of killing his wife and sons in Columbia Ill., had been working as a prison guard.
IDOC Says Revised Gun Bill Would Still Be CostlyIllinois 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.
Illinois 'Hot-Dog Seasoning Emergency' Leads to No-Bid ContractA 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.
Southern Ill. Prison Director ResignsFormer Big Muddy warden Ty Bates was under investigation for alleged sexual harrassment.
Illinois Companies Could Receive Tax Break For Hiring Ex-ConvictsMelinda Costa, the general manager at Travelogde in Springfield, hires ex-offenders and says something must be done to help them.
Menard Prison Inmate Death 'Suspicious'Randolph County Coroner Randy Dudenbostel says an autopsy is scheduled for the male prisoner found dead Thursday night.
AP: Ill. Prison Guard's Arrest Report Lacks InfoAssociated Press is delving into DUI case of department of corrections chief investigator's son.
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