Xadrian McCraven http://wuis.org en Quinn Backs Corrections Director http://wuis.org/post/quinn-backs-corrections-director <p></p><p>Gov. Pat Quinn is supporting his prisons director after a Republican challenger called for the director to be fired. &nbsp;<br />&nbsp;Sen. Kirk Dillard is a GOP candidate for governor. He said Wednesday that Democrat Quinn should fire S.A. ``Tony'' Godinez&nbsp; for hiring a man with arrests and apparent one-time gang ties. &nbsp;</p><p>Dillard says it's ``outrageous'' that ex-gang members are ``running the prisons.'' &nbsp;<br />Xadrian McCraven&nbsp; was an $111,000-a-year senior policy adviser to the Department of Corrections' parole chief before he was fired Friday. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 23:56:57 +0000 Associated Press 16551 at http://wuis.org Quinn Backs Corrections Director