Bryant Votes to Reopen Hardin County Work Camp

State Representative Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) joined a bipartisan effort on Tuesday to reopen the shuttered Hardin County Work Camp in Cave-in-Rock. Bryant, who co-sponsored the bill, spoke on the House floor and voted in support of Representative Brandon Phelps’ HB 4326.

“I am happy to offer my support to Representative Phelps in the effort to reopen the Hardin County Work Camp,” Bryant said. “As a retired veteran of the Department of Corrections, I have seen first-hand the impact that the Hardin County work camp has had in assisting southern Illinois with flood and disaster cleanup efforts, to provide organically grown food to the homeless population in our state, and the effect it has on recidivism and prison overcrowding. I am proud to have joined in a bipartisan manner today with Representative Phelps and my colleagues from southern Illinois on this important issue.” Read more.