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Escaped Inmate Captured DownstateMarcus Battice was captured around 7:30 a.m., about 3.5 miles away from the Vandalia prison, according to IDOC spokesman Tom Shaer.
6 Illinois Prisons To Set Up Temporary HousingSecurity 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.

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