Illinois Department of Human Services
Co-chair of the task force, Judge Richard Tognarelli, says prison just isn’t the place for the mentally ill.
23-year-old Justin Thompson of Wood River is now confined to the custody of the Illinois Department of Human Services.
New Inspector General had role in investigation that prompted shakeup
Report suggests dozens of deaths involving disabled adults not investigated.
According to state law, the inspector general must immediately report deaths to coroners if a disabled adult died from abuse, neglect of exploitation.
Newspaper story said Illinois Department of Human Services failed to investigate abuse allegations.