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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

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Menard Prison On Lockdown After Weapons Found

A state prison spokesman says the lockdown of Illinois’ largest maximum security prison will continue “for days” after a cache of crude weapons and homemade alcohol was found there.

04/07/2014

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Official: Menard Prison Guards Committed $10 Million Worth Of Fraud

Guards at Menard prison downstate may have committed millions of dollars’ worth of fraud stemming from workers’ compensation payments, the state Department of Corrections has told lawmakers.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2012

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Report: Conditions Getting Dangerous At Menard Prison

The Chicago-based John Howard Association prison watchdog group says the Menard Correctional Center downstate is becoming increasingly dangerous.

CBS Chicago–10/06/2011

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Official Calls For Probe Of Prison’s Workers’ Comp

Illinois’ workers’ compensation commission is calling for an investigation of nearly $10 million paid out in claims to more than half the staff of an Illinois prison.

12/30/2010