Former Stateville Correctional Center warden points to benefits of rehabilitation

June 7, 2011

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Deirdre Battaglia was the first woman in Illinois to be warden of a men’s maximum security prison.

Deirdre Battaglia was the first female warden in an Illinois men’s maximum security prison. She retired in 2007 as Chief of Assessment and Programs for Maximum Security Prisons. And after a career in the corrections field she has some ideas about prisoners and rehabilitation. She joined Eight Forty-Eight to discuss her time as Warden of Stateville Correctional Center, and what programs can help inmates.