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121 cadets graduate from IDOC training academy 

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - February 11, 2010 - Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) Director Michael P. Randle today announced the graduation of 121 correctional officer cadets, who completed a six-week, paramilitary training course at the agency’s training academy in Springfield.

“These new officers will make sure our prisons continue to be safe and secure,” said Randle.  “I congratulate these new officers and wish them luck as they begin their new careers at the Illinois Department of Corrections.”

The additional correctional officers will help meet the operational needs of the agency.  Since the beginning of fiscal year 2010, which began on July 1, 2009, nearly 500 cadets have graduated from IDOC’s training academy.