LOMBARD-- The employment of a felon and former gang member may result in the loss of a job for the Director of the Illinois Department of Corrections.
State Senator, and republican gubernatorial candidate Kirk Dillard says the employment of Xadrian McCraven by the IDCFS and the IDOC shows a lack of oversight by Governor Quinn as well as IDOC director, Salvador Godinez, “it is outrageous that former gang members are now running the prisons, no matter if you’re ad democrat or republican, from Chicago or Cairo, this is just plain wrong and dangerous.”
Dillard noted that McCraven had been arrested 24 times and had documented gang connections before he was hired, which raises questions into the hiring process, “I’m calling on Governor Quinn to launch a full investigation into the hiring process of Xadrian McCraven and I’m calling on Quinn to fire Salvador Godinez,” Dollard said.
McCraven was hired by the Illinois Department of Children and Family services before being taken on by the IDOC in 2013. McCraven worked in the Parole Division during his time with the IDOC. He was fired in December after an investigative report made by the Chicago Sun Times was made public.
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