Rep. Bryant Files Legislation to Re-Open Murphysboro Youth Center

Murphysboro — State Representative Terri Bryant is set to make her case for reopening the Illinois Youth Center in Murphysboro. Bryant announced that she had filed legislation that if passed, would reopen and repurpose the facility as an adult correctional facility. The Youth Center was closed by former Governor Pat Quinn in 2013. Bryant also announced her intentions to create a task force that would study the effectiveness of Correctional Work Camps in the state in hopes of proving the value of the Hardin County Work Camp, which is set to close at the end of the year.