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Illinois sheriffs sue Gov. Pritzker administration over continued delay of treatment for mentally ill inmates

(The Center Square) – Sheriffs across Illinois are suing the Pritzker administration’s Department of Human Services over the state’s continued delays in transferring jail inmates for treatment after they are deemed unfit to stand trial. The estimated extra taxpayer cost to the counties is nearly $1.5 million. The problem has been happening since before the […]

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Illinois Department of Corrections halts inmate transfers from county jails to state prisons, citing COVID-19 surge

The Illinois Department of Corrections has paused inmate transfers from county jails to state prisons after COVID-19 outbreaks were reported at their correctional facilities. Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) Public Information Officer Lindsey Hess said the Graham, Logan Menard and Northern Reception and Classification Centers experienced outbreaks. Those correctional facilities are where inmates are transferred […]

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3 inmates test positive for COVID-19 at the McHenry County jail

Three inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 at the McHenry County jail on Thursday and several housing units are on quarantine, the sheriff’s office said in a statement. “The Corrections Division is currently working with the McHenry County Department of Health, and are following all CDC recommendations,” the statement said. The sheriff’s office said their […]