David Fogel on his appointment to Illinois corrections

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Dr. David Fogel has moved from Minnesota to Illinois corrections. He says it?s not possible to separate politics and corrections. His Illinois appointment doesn?t require Senate approval; he says he'll have influence on how corrections will be administered there. THe Senate questions at his hearing didn?t apply to corrections, for example, his connection with Joan Baez in the past. He says the committee had been stacked on the Republican side. A number of Minnesota people were named as having supplied negative information. The reporter asks about the vendettas against him; he says when people can?t accept an idea they go after the man. Minnesota is a pocket civilization; he went to Illinois because he saw a greater challenge and need.

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