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Deanne Benos, Illinois ...
Deanne Benos, Illinois Department of Corrections (2008)
This is a new way to ...
This is a new way to be tough on crime," said Deanne Benos, assistant director of the Department of Corrections.
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Deanne Benos, Corrections' assistant director, says the situation will change soon.
Sheridan's empty wing and 333 beds were needed immediately as the agency made budget cuts, she said.
But by January, the housing unit that the new inmates occupied will be transformed into a unit for drug-treatment candidates readying themselves for the program, Benos said.
As current inmates' shorter terms end, recovery candidates will replace them.
"We can sustain of couple of months of challenges to come out with a stronger program than we started with," Benos said.
Eight Forty-Eight | News & Views | Safer Foundation
As Illinois releases 1,000 non-violent offenders back into society, we talk with the Safer Foundation's Diane Williams and Illinois Department of Corrections assistant director Deanne Benos about how re-entry works in Illinois and what resources are available to former inmates.
Illinois prison program a model for state? / Schwarzenegger seeks to emulate therapeutic approach to rehabilitation
"To me, this is all about risk reduction," said Deanne Benos, the assistant director of the Illinois Department of Corrections and the godmother of the new re-entry model.