Overcrowding in the Illinois prison system has officials housing inmates in some rather unusual places. In Vandalia, some are kept in basements that regularly flood and are likely filled with mold. Robert Wildeboer of Illinois Public Radio member station WBEZ speaks with inmates recently released from Vandalia, who say they were threatened by prison employees when they complained about the living situation.
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Note: This is the second installment of WBEZ’s two part story on Illinois prisons. For the first part, click here.