New Marion County Jail Estimated at $7.2 million

Facing closure for being out of compliance with state regulations, the current Marion County 20-bed jail, located in Yellville, now faces potential replacement by a new, 62-bed jail costing an estimated $7.2 million.

Illinois Seeks Equipment to Detect Illegal Phones

Cell phones in prisons have been a controversial issue for quite some time, but the Illinois Department of Corrections is now requesting information from companies regarding equipment to detect illegal cell phone calls within the prison grounds.