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Dariel White (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Inmate Dies On Medical Furlough In Chicago

Dariel White, 38, was on furlough from Pontiac Correctional Center, where he was serving a six-year-sentence for delivery of heroin. Illinois Department of Corrections spokesman Tom Shaer said White had been ill and that his death “was not unexpected.”

06/26/2014

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Driver Arrested After Showing Convict’s ID To Cop

A routine traffic stop last week in Antioch proved that even an inmate in the Illinois Department of Corrections has to worry about identity theft.

06/25/2014

Photo Of Man Behind Jail Bars (Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Inmate Death Prompts Sweeping Changes At Lake County Jail

Eugene Gruber, who was 51, died from a spinal cord injury suffered during a take down in a shower area after he was sprayed with pepper spray for allegedly fighting correctional officers trying to process him into the jail.

05/29/2014

Kenneth Conley escaped from the Metropolitan Correctional Center, along with his cellmate, on Dec. 18, 2012. (Credit: FBI)

Jail Escapee Tells Judge To ‘Stick It’ At Sentencing

Kenneth Conley will be in federal prison for an extra 3 1/2 years, thanks to his daring 2012 escape from a federal lockup, the Sun-Times is reporting.

02/24/2014

Michael David Eliot (Michigan Department of Corrections)

Escaped Michigan Prisoner Captured In Indiana

A convicted murderer who slipped out of a Michigan prison Sunday, sparking a multi-state manhunt, has been captured in LaPorte County, Ind.

02/03/2014

Lester Hill (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Jail Program Worker Accused Of Having Sex With Inmate

Lester Hill, 27, is accused of having sex with a 23-year-old detainee of the jail on Jan. 13 and 15.

01/24/2014

Cook County Jail (Credit: CBS)

Cook County Jail Inmate Hangs Self In Cell

The young man — whose name has not yet been released — hanged himself with a bedsheet in his cell, and that he was in the cell by himself.

12/30/2013

Jamal Haskins (Gary Police)

Gary Police Search For Escaped Detainee

Officers were moving Jamal Haskins from court to a van to take him to jail when he broke out of his handcuffs. Two officers were hurt in the scuffle.

11/22/2013

Vincent Tervel. (Credit: Cook County Sheriff)

Inmate Captured Hours After He Walks Away From Work Detail

The Cook County Sheriff’s Department found an inmate who walked away from a work site Saturday.

09/28/2013

Cook County Jail (Credit: CBS)

Jail Officer Suspended After Penning ‘Graphic’ Letters To Inmate

The Cook County Sheriff’s office has suspended a high-ranking jail officer who kept up a secret relationship with a female inmate awaiting trial for the alleged murder of her 6-year-old daughter

09/10/2013

Cook County Jail (Credit: CBS)

Correctional Officers Charged With Organizing Attack On Inmate

Two Cook County Jail guards were charged Thursday with arranging the beating of an 18-year-old inmate after he short-circuited power in the jail.

02/22/2013

Andrew Thomas, 18, is accused of trying to have his girlfriend murdered as he was behind bars. (Cook County Sheriff's Dept.)

Sheriff: Cook County Inmate Tried To Hire Hitman To Kill Girlfriend, Kids

Andrew Thomas, 18, was being held on an aggravated battery charge for an alleged attack on his girlfriend.

11/16/2012

Chicago Fire Department

Cook County Jail Inmate Rescued From Hole

A Cook County Jail inmate was rescued from a hole in the ground after jumping in Saturday afternoon.

04/21/2012

A man holds on to a prison bar inside of a jail cell. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Special Prosecutor May Probe Death Of Lake County Jail Inmate

The Lake County State’s Attorney’s office wants a special prosecutor to look into the death of jail inmate.

CBS Chicago–04/11/2012

Maribel Torres

Committee To Decide Where To Assign Transgender Inmate

A special committee meets Thursday to decide where to put a transgender inmate.

CBS Chicago–01/19/2012

Rod and Patti Blagojevich enter their home after the former governor was sentenced to 14 years in prison. (Credit: Getty Images)

What Life Will Be Like In Prison For Rod Blagojevich

When Rod Blagojevich put his Ravesnwood Manor home on the market, the 3,800 square foot home was described as being “built like a fortress.” So is a federal prison.

12/09/2011

Prison fence

Supermax Inmate In Trouble For ‘Pro-Life’ Artwork

An inmate at an Illinois maximum security prison serving a life sentence is in trouble over a drawing celebrating life.

CBS Chicago–11/21/2011

Sladjana Vuckovic (Chicago Police Dept.)

Attorney Let Accused Cop Killer Use Cell Phone

A defense attorney is accused of loaning her cell phone to a jail inmate who made personal calls. The detainee was eventually charged with killing a Chicago police officer and a former CHA cop.

03/24/2011

David Sidener

Jail Inmate Charged In Weapon-Smuggling Scheme

An Indiana man being held for the 2008 murder of a Lakeview restaurant manager faces new charges for allegedly taking part in a scheme to smuggle weapons into the Cook County Jail in an effort to arrange a plead deal.

03/23/2011

Juan Vanga

CPS Student Charged With Murder For Hire Plot

A Cook County Jail inmate has been charged with trying to hire a hit man to kill a witness as he awaited trial on a burglary charge, authorities said.

CBS Chicago–02/16/2011

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