Illinois Department of Corrections officials say they still do not know when they will have enough beds to care for prisoners with mental illnesses.
The prison system has been in a legal battle over mental health care since 2007.
Late last year the state submitted a remedial plan to a federal judge, but prisoners suing say the department isn’t following it.
In a new court filing, the state says it still doesn’t know when all 12 hundred beds required will be added.
Jennifer Vollen Katz is with prison watchdog The John Howard Association.