SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- A Republican
candidate for governor is calling on Gov. Pat Quinn to remove the state prisons
director for hiring an official who has been arrested up to two dozen times and
was apparently once affiliated with a street gang.
Sen. Kirk Dillard of Hinsdale says Gov. Pat Quinn should fire S.A.
"Tony" Godinez. Dillard says "it's outrageous that former gang
members are now running the prisons."
Xadrian McCraven was a
$111,000-a-year senior policy adviser to the Department of Corrections' parole
chief before he was fired Friday.
A Corrections spokesman
was attempting to contact Godinez and did not have an immediate comment.
Chicago Sun-Times originally reported McCraven had been hired by Corrections
despite his arrest record and a Chicago
police background check that found former gang ties.
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