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  1. Article number 1 - COVID-19 Response
  2. Article number 2 - IDOC Outbreaks Looking Good Compared to Other States
  3. Article number 3 - Incarcerated Men Give Back to Community with Pumpkins for Kids
  4. Article number 4 - Illinois Inmates Make Posters for Black Lives Matter March on Washington.
  5. Article number 5 - Men and Women in Custody Share Stories of Racial Injustice
  •  COVID-19 Response

    COVID-19 Response

    The Illinois Department of Corrections is publicly tracking all confirmed COVID-19 cases within our agency. Please refer to the COVID-19 webpage for the most updated information and resources available.
  •  IDOC Outbreaks Looking Good Compared to Other States

    IDOC Outbreaks Looking Good Compared to Other States

    For nearly 200 days, the Department’s top medical and operations personnel have been stationed at our statewide command center resolutely working to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 within our facilities. Correctional centers are congregate facilities which present unique infection control challenges. To address those challenges, we work closely with the Illinois Department of Public Health and correctional agencies across the country to ensure best practices. IDOC staff continue to persevere during these uncertain, challenging times.
  •  Incarcerated Men Give Back to Community with Pumpkins for Kids

    Incarcerated Men Give Back to Community with Pumpkins for Kids

    When COVID-19 stopped Lincoln kindergarten students from going on their annual field trip to a pumpkin patch, the offenders at Lincoln Correctional Center decided they could help. The idea started early in the growing season and the men were determined to have a crop for the kids.
  •  Illinois Inmates Make Posters for Black Lives Matter March on Washington.

    Illinois Inmates Make Posters for Black Lives Matter March on Washington.

    Chief of Staff for the Illinois Department of Corrections, Camile Lindsay, said the Department wanted to give offenders across the state an opportunity to get involved with the Black Lives Matter movement without actually having to be present. "We felt they would likely have very strong opinions about that," Lindsay said. "A lot of the protests had to do with interactions with law enforcement, and everybody in our custody has had interactions with law enforcement. One way we thought they could participate was to use some of their artistic skills to put together posters that expressed their support of the protests." Those posters will be taken all the way to Washington, D.C. to be used at the Black Lives Matter March.
  •  Men and Women in Custody Share Stories of Racial Injustice

    Men and Women in Custody Share Stories of Racial Injustice

    Two Roads, an e-zine developed by men at Kewanee Life Skills Re-Entry Center, recently published a special edition on race. The issue includes stories from men and women in custody about their personal experiences with racial injustice and suggestions for improving race relations in society.

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