Illinois Moves To Fire Prison Official With Long Criminal History


Illinois is moving to fire a $111,432-a-year prison official with a lengthy criminal history, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Xadrian McCraven was placed on paid leave Monday, said Tom Shaer, a spokesman for the Illinois Department of Corrections.

McCraven, 44, of Chicago, has worked for the now-defunct Chicago Housing Authority Police Department; the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation; the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, and the state corrections department even though he has been arrested at least 24 times on charges including arson, gun possession, attempted robbery, drug possession and aggravated assault. In 1987, he was convicted of disorderly conduct; in 1989, he was convicted of illegal possession of a handgun, and in 1998, he was found guilty of reckless conduct in connection with a domestic battery case involving a fiancee. he was fired from the children and family agency last year after being accused of writing and responding to hundreds of lewd and inappropriate emails at work and falsifiying a job application.

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