Federal shutdown hurting Greenville Prison personnel

On top of staff shortages, federal prison employees around the country, deemed essential workers, are among the more than 450,000 federal employees on the clock without being paid.
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On top of staff shortages, federal prison employees around the country, deemed essential workers, are among the more than 450,000 federal employees on the clock without being paid.

Joseph Bustos is the state affairs and politics reporter for the Belleville News-Democrat, where he strives to hold elected officials accountable and provide context to decisions they make. He has won multiple awards from the Illinois Press Association for coverage of sales tax referendums.