Monday, October 17, 2016
Rauner Announces Change For One Corrections Facility, Closure For Another
Governor Bruce Rauner is announcing a new purpose for a Southern Illinois youth detention center. Rauner said Friday the Illinois Youth Center in Murphysboro is re-opening as a "life skills and re-entry" facility where minimum-security inmates can focus on educational, vocational and other types of training. In addition, Rauner announced the closing of the "F House" in Northern Illinois. Rauner says it's the only "roundhouse" prison left in the country and is unsafe and too expensive to operate.