Ill. prison hire had clout, not experience: report
Springfield (AP) -- An
investigation has found that Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's prisons department
violated policy when it hired an administrator with political clout but who
didn't meet job qualifications.
The Illinois Executive Ethics Commission report Wednesday indicated the
man had experience teaching theater, running a movie store and managing the
political office for his father's campaign. His name was redacted.
The Corrections Department job requires specialized knowledge of penal
administration, criminology and the behavior of incarcerated people.
The report says Corrections Director S.A. "Tony" Godinez
(goh-DEE'-nez) and his top assistant Jerry Buscher were responsible for hiring
the man in late 2011.
One of Quinn's lawyers responded to the report saying a review showed
the employee "has achieved the requisite" experience for the job.
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