Illinois prisons http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Illinois Sends $7 Million To Prison Diversion Program http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-sends-7-million-prison-diversion-program <p><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 11pt; mso-ascii-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-hansi-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-bidi-theme-font: minor-bidi; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 11pt; mso-ascii-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-farea Sun, 29 Dec 2013 20:29:07 +0000 Kelly MacNeil 32628 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Illinois Sends $7 Million To Prison Diversion Program Quinn Defends Prison Director's Reappointment http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/quinn-defends-prison-directors-reappointment <p>Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is defending his decision to reappoint the director of the state's prison system to a second two-year term.</p><p>Republicans have criticized Corrections Director S.A. "Tony" Godinez for prison overcrowding and understaffing. But Governor Quinn, a Democrat, says Godinez has done a good job leading the department.</p><p>"They understand the importance of public safety for everyone. For the prison guards, for the public, and for the inmates, and Tony understands that, and he's going forward," Quinn told reporters.</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 14:26:54 +0000 Illinois Public Radio 12635 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Quinn Defends Prison Director's Reappointment