Illinois Department of Corrections

Ground was broken Monday morning in Joliet for a 200-bed in-patient facility that will primarily serve Illinois prison inmates with serious mental illness.
WBBM Newsradio/Bernie Tafoya
Bernie Tafoya
March 18, 2019 - 1:10 pm
CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Ground was broken Monday morning in Joliet for a 200-bed in-patient facility that will primarily serve Illinois prison inmates with serious mental illness. Illinois Department of Corrections Director John Baldwin said "this is going to fundamentally change how somebody...
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This undated photo provided by the Illinois Department of Corrections shows Larry Earvin, a former inmate at Western Illinois Correctional Center in Mt Sterling, Ill. Ervian died in May from blunt trauma to the chest and abdomen following an "altercation
Illinois Department of Corrections via AP
November 18, 2018 - 10:55 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The death of an inmate following an "altercation with correctional staff" at Western Illinois Correctional Center in May has been ruled a homicide, according to an autopsy report provided to The Associated Press under a Freedom of Information request. Larry Earvin died from...
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