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Audit: Prison System Lost Hundreds of Computers
Audit: Prison System Lost Hundreds of Computers

Illinois’ auditor has found that the state’s prison systems have lost 240 computers.

The audits found 156 computers were unaccounted for at the Illinois Department of Corrections and 84 computers were lost at the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice.

Auditor General Bill Holland called the losses problematic because it increases the risk of exposing confidential information. Corrections and Juvenile Justice officials told auditors they would investigate the missing computers.

In June the auditor found more than 250 computers unaccounted for at Southern Illinois University. State officials estimate the value of the missing SIU and prison computers at $639,000.