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State’s attorney mum on details of prison worker’s investigation

Published: Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

DIXON – Officials continue to be tight-lipped almost 3 months after a contracted worker at the Dixon Correctional Center was escorted off the prison’s grounds and placed under investigation.

Tom Shaer, spokesman for the Department of Corrections, said that since his department had handed its findings over to the Lee County state’s attorney, he has heard nothing.

State’s Attorney Anna Sacco-Miller declined to comment on the case or whether the investigation was still ongoing.

“We haven’t heard anything from the Lee County state’s attorney on this,” Shaer said in a voicemail. “We don’t know what’s happened to this. ... We walked the employee off the property and turned our findings over to the state’s attorney.”

On May 5, the contracted worker – a woman – was escorted off prison grounds after violating some prison procedures, Shaer said at the time.

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