Rice Sentenced to 12 Years Prison for Aggravated Battery
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[May 10, 2017]
April 25, 2017, Associate Judge William Workman accepted a fully
negotiated plea agreement which sentence Sheila Rice to 12 years in
prison for the offense of Aggravated Battery, a class 2 felony.
The conviction and sentence stem from a June 30, 2016
incident at Logan Correctional Center. Sheila Rice, an inmate at Logan
Correctional Center, was involved in a verbal altercation with another
Correctional Officer Allison Kenney responded to the
scene. Correctional Officer Kennedy gave commands for inmate Rice to go
back to her room – which were ignored. Correctional Officer Kennedy
stepped in front of inmate Rice to prevent a physical altercation when
inmate Rice punched and kicked Correctional Officer Kennedy.
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Sheila Rice is currently serving an 8 year sentence
for Attempted Murder and a 7 year sentence for Aggravated Arson –
both cases coming from Cook County. Sheila Rice’s 12 year sentence
will not begin until she has served her Cook County sentences.
[Jonathan C. Wright
Logan County State’s Attorney]