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COVID-19 activity high at Sheridan Correctional Center

440 inmates, 55 prison staff with confirmed cases

The Sheridan Correctional Center is experiencing its highest COVID-19 activity of the pandemic.

There are 440 inmates and 55 prison staff with confirmed cases of the coronavirus, according to the Illinois Department of Corrections. The Sheridan facility has the most inmates currently with COVID in the state’s system.

The outbreak is affecting several correctional centers.

The DOC is temporarily pausing intakes from county jails as it responds to COVID-19 outbreaks at correctional facilities including Graham, Logan, Menard and Northern Reception as well as Classification Centers where county jails transport new admissions.