DOC Director Salvador Godinez is keeping his job. He was confirmed by the Senate this week but Republicans put up a fight. Republican Senator Dave Luechtefeld of Okawville voted against the confirmation because he says there have been too many political hires, inmate deaths, and attacks on guards under Godinez's leadership.
GOP Senator Sam McCann of Carlinville also chimed in claiming Godinez caters to the gang leaders who are locked up and pays less attention to the workers' needs. But Democratic senators came to Godinez's defense and dismissed Republican claims as pure politics.