State Senator Jason Plummer (R-Edwardsville) released the following statement regarding the announcement that Illinois Department of Corrections Director Rob Jeffreys is stepping down:
“This is an opportunity for the Pritzker administration to start fresh and chart a new course for our corrections system where transparency and accountability are priorities. The hard-working corrections officers and prison staffs deserve an administration that treats them with respect. The people of Illinois need an IDOC that focuses on public safety and the rehabilitation of offenders, instead of catering to the whims of out-of-touch special interest groups.
“I encourage the Governor to take this opportunity to nominate a director who will operate with integrity and transparency for the people of Illinois, the employees of IDOC, and the members of the Illinois General Assembly. It’s time we prioritize public safety and work for our communities, not activists and special interests.”