VIDEO: Rep. Wilhour, Legislators, Labor, Chamber, & Local Leaders Unite to Save Vandalia Prison
June 27, 2022
Rep. Blaine Wilhour thanks area leaders, Vandalia Correctional staff and families to the Town Hall meeting at Kaskaskia College Vandalia Center on June 22, 2022.
State Representative Blaine Wilhour and State Senator Jason Plummer hosted a town hall meeting last week to discuss the issues surrounding the rumors that the Department of Corrections (IDOC) and Governor Pritzker have plans to close the Vandalia Correctional Center. Joining local legislators were leaders of Local AFSCME Union 203, Regional AFSCME Director of AFSCME Council 31, Mayor Ricky Gottman, Chamber of Commerce leadership, State Senator Terry Bryant, a former employee of DOC who spoke about the inner workings of prisons in Illinois and State Senator Steve McClure who spoke on the Prisoner Review Board and the early release of convicted inmates.