Bill That Would Re-Open Hardin Co. Work Camp Passes House

Springfield — Several area lawmakers are standing together in a push to reopen the recently closed Hardin County Work Camp. A bill sponsored by Representative Brandon Phelps of Harrisburg and co-sponsored by Terri Bryant of Murphysboro that would see the facility reopened passed the House by a vote of 69-34 yesterday. The facility was closed in January as part of a series of budget cuts made around the state. A spokesperson from the Department of Corrections says that DOC does not support reopening the Work Camp.