[MAY 13, 2006]
DIXON -- At approximately 1:45 p.m. Friday the
hostage situation at Dixon Correctional Center came to a peaceful
end. The inmate and staff member received no injuries. The inmate is
in custody of the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Department of Corrections
hostage negotiators had communicated with the inmate since 12:45
p.m. Thursday. The inmate cooperated with the negotiators throughout
this time period. The expertise of the department's negotiation team
should be credited for ending this situation peacefully.
investigative process is now under way, with the ultimate goal of
bringing prosecution to the fullest.
The staff member is being treated by medical staff with