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I understand that teacher's do not have opulent salaries but the statement about throwing good money after bad is biased. From what I have heard, the schools are structurally sound. Also, the state should not have tell us what repairs have to be made as they should have been completed as necessary. Doesn't the school district have paid staff to understand the state laws for maintenance…
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1 year, 8 months ago by Bob Gough

The Rushville TDF is the only facility in the state that houses residents classified as Sexually Violent Persons, and is currently over capacity

SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Department of Human Services Treatment and Detention Facility (TDF) in Rushville is about to undergo a $13 million expansion to alleviate overcrowding and bring new jobs to central Illinois.

The Rushville TDF is the only facility in the state that houses residents classified as Sexually Violent Persons, and is currently over capacity. It was designed to house 482 detainees and is now housing 507. The first phase of the construction project, which is set to begin in late February or early March, will add rooms for 96 residents. In addition to easing overcrowding, the expansion will create new construction jobs.

Funding for the first phase of the expansion exists in previous capitol funding, and the construction is slated for completion by August. A second phase of construction will provide facilities for an additional 192 detainees, once funds and contracts are secured.

“The state’s facilities in Rushville are in desperate need of expansion, and the jobs created by a construction project like this will undoubtedly help the region’s economy,” Senator John Sullivan (D-Rushville) said.

Sullivan introduced legislation to help facilitate this expansion by allowing for the transfer and temporary housing of TDF resident during construction. Senate Bill 93, as introduced, will allow the DHS to house Sexually Violent Persons in the Chester Mental Health Center, during the Rushville construction project. If passed, DHS will set aside a section of the Chester facility for the TDF residents.

The Chester Mental Health Center is the State's maximum-security mental health center. It houses criminal defendants who were found not guilty by reason of insanity or are mentally unfit to stand trial. The Chester facility was chosen because it can meet residents’ care and security needs until construction is complete. While housed in the Chester Mental Health Center, the TDF residents will be segregated from the rest of the population.

“During construction of the Rushville TDF we need to ensure the safety and treatment of residents and employees while at the same time protect the communities that house them,” Sullivan said.

A Sexually Violent Person is someone convicted of a violent sex crime and who has been found to have a mental disorder.

Senate Bill 93 has been referred to the Senate Human Services Committee.

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