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VCC warden placed on leave

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By Rich Bauer, Managing Editor

The warden of Vandalia Correctional Center has been placed on administrative leave.

Derek Schnapp, spokesperson for the Illinois Department of Corrections, confirmed late Wednesday afternoon that Vandalia Correctional Center Warden Steve Mensing had been placed on administrative leave.

Schnapp declined to release the reason for the disciplinary action against Mensing, citing the IDOC policy on personnel matters.

Schnapp said that Mensing will continue to be paid while on administrative leave.

Mensing has been the warden of Vandalia Correctional Center since the fall of 2004.