Abuse Allegations In An Illinois Prison
Three prison guards face federal assault and civil rights violations in connection with the death of Larry Earvin, a former inmate at Western Illinois Correctional Center in Mt Sterling. A criminal justice reporter talked about the allegations are, how the Department of Corrections has responded and the broader implications this case suggests.
Shannon Heffernan, criminal justice reporter at WBEZ Chicago
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