Inmate attempts escape

LINCOLN, Ill. (WCIA) -- The Illinois Department of Corrections is launching an investigation after an escape attempt. It happened at the Logan County Correctional Center, Sunday.

Department officials say several staff members spotted the inmate as she tried to reach the main gate. She did not make it off prison grounds.

Some community members voiced concern over safety, but for others, the incident raises different questions.

IDOC says it's committed to safety and is actively providing training for prison workers.

    


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