Correctional Officer charged with eight counts of misconduct


Decatur – A correctional officer is charged with eight counts of official misconduct and two felonies.


Timothy Ware, who worked for the Decatur C.C. (Women and Family Services Division of DOC) is currently suspended and on unpaid leave. According to court filings in Macon County Timothy was charged in May with misconduct. Bond is set at $25,000.


IDOC Director S.A. "Tony Godinez release a statement about this rare incident. "The thousands of hardworking, rank-and-file correctional officers, security supervisors, support staff, other employees and vendors in the Illinois Department of Corrections perform their jobs diligently and honorably. On this extremely rare occasion when an individual violated our trust, the IDOC aggressively investigated and turned all findings over to the State's Attorney of Macon County. It's in the courts now and Mr. Ware is on unpaid Suspension Pending Judicial Verdict, in accordance with the union contract between the IDOC and AFSCME. "

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