Menard Correctional Center
Maximum-security prison in southern Illinois getting new roofing for 1920′s era cell houses
Guards blame overcrowding and short staffing.
The 35-year-old man was declared dead in his cell in the prison’s segregation unit at 10:36 p.m. Tuesday.
A union official says numerous inmates were involved in an assault that injured two guards and a chaplain.
Randolph County Coroner Randy Dudenbostel says an autopsy is scheduled for the male prisoner found dead Thursday night.
Illinois has very low criteria for proving what is known as “causation,” or how job duties contributed to the injury, according to some.
Belleville media report questions workers comp claims at Menard.
“Workers’ comp overhaul is the single most important piece of legislation that we can pass this session to prove we’re serious about improving the business climate”
So. Ill. lawmakers want to call in Auditor General
CHESTER, Ill. (AP) — Illinois state insurance fraud officials have launched an investigation of a southwestern Illinois prison where nearly $10 million in worker’s compensation and paid medical leave have been paid out to more […]