IDOC Funding Shortage Reaches Critical Level

Apr 12, 2018

The multi-year state budget stalemate has caused what some lawmakers refer to as a 'five-alarm fire' of a funding crisis for the Illinois Department of Corrections. (Vienna Correctional Center in Johnson County, Illinois.)
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The Illinois Department of Corrections says a major cash crunch has it struggling to keep its facilities running. The warning came Wednesday at a Senate budget hearing. But some Democratic lawmakers say that was the first time they were hearing the situation was so dire. Illinois Public Radio's Mary Hansen explains.

Story Source: NPR Illinois