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State Police Find 1,000 Felons In Nursing Homes
By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
July 24, 2006

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS--Responding to a series of arrests at nursing homes, the state of Illinois recently passed a law requiring criminal background checks for all of the 100,000 people housed in nursing facilities.

So far, Illinois State Police have found 1,000 convicted felons, including 60 registered sex offenders, living in Illinois nursing homes.

They expect the number to rise to about 1,500 before the project is completed within the next month.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, nursing home officials have started to asses whether a resident's criminal history, including the nature of the offense and when it was committed, calls for changes in how that resident is housed.

"Checks find 1,000 felons in nursing homes" (Chicago Sun-Times)


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