Dwight Correctional Center http://peoriapublicradio.org en Rutherford calls for Il to develop long-term plan for facilities http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/rutherford-calls-il-develop-long-term-plan-facilities <div>A Republican candidate for governor is once again calling for Illinois to change the way it manages major facilities, like prisons and developmental centers. As IPR'S Brian Mackey reports, that includes how the state CLOSES such facilities.</div><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">State Treasurer Dan Rutherford says past attempts to close prisons and other big state institutions have been haphazard. He says this has been going on for years, back at least to the administrations of former governors Ryan and Blagojevich. But it's still happening, as with this year's closure of the women's prison in Dwight.</span></p></div><div> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 12:18:22 +0000 Brian Mackey 14898 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Rutherford calls for Il to develop long-term plan for facilities Decision on Dwight Prison could come in September http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/decision-dwight-prison-could-come-september <div>The head of the Livingston County Board says it will be at least September before officials there can sign off on a plan to re-use part of the closed Dwight prison.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Board chair Marty </span>Fannin<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;says he first had to determine the county would make a profit from the housing of about 300 inmates from neighboring counties, as well as federal prisoners.&nbsp;</span></div><div> Fri, 02 Aug 2013 11:24:46 +0000 Jeff Bossert 9805 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Decision on Dwight Prison could come in September Shuttered Dwight prison could soon have purpose http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/shuttered-dwight-prison-could-soon-have-purpose <div>Officials in Livingston County could vote as soon as next month to reuse part of the shuttered Dwight Correctional Center.&nbsp;</div><div> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 17:00:11 +0000 Jeff Bossert 9296 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Shuttered Dwight prison could soon have purpose Livingston County Sheriff wants to use Dwight prison for county inmates http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/livingston-county-sheriff-wants-use-dwight-prison-county-inmates <div>The Livingston County Sheriff hopes to convince state and local officials to re-open a portion of the closed Dwight prison for housing county inmates.</div><div> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 12:47:37 +0000 Denise Molina & Jeff Bossert 7328 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Livingston County Sheriff wants to use Dwight prison for county inmates