No. 2--05--0802 filed:
APPELLATE COURT OF ILLINOIS
BRIAN A. BRANDON and ) Appeal from the Circuit Court
JEFFREY MILLER, ) of Lee County.
v. ) No. 99--L--42
PAUL BONELL, JAN FREIL, and )
MARVIN WILLIAMS, ) Honorable
) David T. Fritts,
Defendants-Appellees. ) Judge, Presiding.
the reasons that follow, we affirm.
On December 31, 1996, plaintiffs were inmates at the Dixon Correctional Center
(Dixon) and were assigned to work in the Dixon kitchen. Defendants, Paul Bonell, Jan
Freil, and Marvin Williams, are employees of the Illinois Department of Corrections,
assigned to manage the Dixon kitchen. On December 31, 1996, Bonell was the dietary
manager of the kitchen, Williams was a supervisor of kitchen operations, and Freil
supervised inmate workers. On December 10, 1999, plaintiffs filed a complaint in circuit