On Monday, October 5, 2020, prison guard Chris Koziol allegedly severely assaulted an unnamed prisoner at the Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill, Illinois. The assault was investigated by the Illinois State Police’s (ISP) Division of Internal Investigation (DII).
On May 5, 2021, the Will County State’s Attorney charged Koziol with one count of aggravated battery.” In a video publicly released on July 15, 2021, Koziol is seen striking the unidentified prisoner on the head and, according to the charges, causing great bodily harm.
Koziol was arrested at the prison the very next day. He was booked into the Will County Jail. His bond was set at $50,000. It took him about two hours to raise the requisite $5,000, or 10 percent of the total bail amount, before he was released.
No comments were available from prison staff. On crowdfunding sites, Koziol had raised over $15,000 to use in his defense.
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