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Sheridan Prison Will Take On More Inmates

Posted by wlpo on July 24, 2012

The pending closure of the Dwight Correctional Center will impact the prison in Sheridan.

Under Governor Quinn’s plan, the thousand or so inmates at Dwight’s women’s prison will be transferred to Logan Correctional Center in Lincoln.  To help Lincoln with overcrowding, around 300 prisoners in Lincoln will be transferred up to Sheridan.

Despite lawmaker attempts to come up with money to keep Dwight Correctional Center open, the governor still plans to close it August 30th.  Over 300 people work at the Dwight prison including many driving from La Salle County.

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