Quinn administration fires 3 corrections officials - KMOV.com

Quinn administration fires 3 corrections officials

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- In what may be a shake up of the Illinois Department of Corrections, Gov. Pat Quinn's administration has fired three of the department's top administrators.

Corrections Department spokeswoman Sharyn Elman confirmed Friday night that the three had been removed from their posts, but said she could not comment further because it was a personnel matter.

Elman identified the three as department chief of staff Jim Reinhart, Sergio Molina, who was executive assistant to department director Michael Randle, and regional supervisor Jac Charlier, who oversaw operations in northern Illinois.

Molina told the Chicago Sun-Times that he was not given an explanation for his firing. He added, though, that neither he nor his two former colleagues were responsible for the early release initiatives that became an issue in last month's gubernatorial primary.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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