Joliet Correctional Center

The Joliet Correctional Center was shut down in 2002, after more than 140 years of use as a state prison. (Credit: CBS)

Officials Looking To Turn Joliet Prison Into Tourist Attraction

The next people inside the Joliet Prison may have to pay for the privilege, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

05/05/2014

Joliet firefighters pour water on a fire in a warehouse at the shuttered Joliet Correctional Center on July 25, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Fire Destroys Warehouse At Shuttered Joliet Prison

Joliet firefighters put out a blaze early Thursday at the shuttered Joliet Correctional Center, made famous for being used in the movie “Blues Brothers” and the TV show “Prison Break.”

07/25/2013

The Joliet Correctional Center was shut down in 2002, after more than 140 years of use as a state prison. (Credit: CBS)

State: Joliet Prison Not An Option For Holding NATO Arrestees

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart still has his eyes on Joliet as a possible place to house any arrestee overflow there might be later this month during the NATO summit.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2012

The Joliet Correctional Center was shut down in 2002, after more than 140 years of use as a state prison. (Credit: CBS)

Dart Suggests Using Old Joliet Prison For NATO Arrests

The NATO summit is just weeks away and Chicago officials are figuring out how to handle the thousands of protestors expected to turn out for the meetings.

CBS Chicago–04/29/2012