Sexual assault at Jacksonville prison under investigation, officials say

By Jim McCabe on May 15 at 4:23am

A report has been made of a sexual assault at the Jacksonville Correctional Center, according to the director of communications for the Illinois Department of Corrections.

Tom Shaer confirmed details in an email to WLDS-WEAI News that a report was made last week against a male employee at the Jacksonville prison. Shaer says the alleged incident involved a woman who was contracted to work at the facility.

Shaer says the report is being investigated by Illinois State Police and that an administrative investigation will follow by the IDOC.