Peoria Public Radio Staff
Fri March 15, 2013
Dwight prison to shut down
In about two weeks, Illinois’ only maximum-security female correctional center will close its doors.
Critics of Governor Pat Quinn’s decision to shutter the Dwight prison say the inmates will lose out on some medical, vocational, and volunteer-based programs. But at least one benefit will be following these women with their transfer to Logan Correctional Center. For more than a decade, David Taylor has dedicated his time to Faith, Hope, and Love in Christ Ministries of Peoria. The retired printing press operator has counseled inmates in four prisons, including Dwight.