Vandalia Correctional Center

Marcus Battice. (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Escaped Inmate Captured Downstate

Marcus Battice was captured around 7:30 a.m., about 3.5 miles away from the Vandalia prison, according to IDOC spokesman Tom Shaer.

09/24/2014

Prison fence

6 Illinois Prisons To Set Up Temporary Housing

Security is being undermined at Illinois’ prisons because of overcrowding and the need for space, a prison watchdog group said Thursday after state officials confirmed that six medium-security prisons would be using gymnasiums to temporarily house extra inmates.

02/15/2013