Chicago Mother Wants Answers After Son's Death In Illinois PrisonMichael Jefferson was awaiting trial on gun charges inside the Menard Correctional Center, when he was found dead in his cell. Now his mother wants answers.
Attorney: Drew Peterson 'Probably Better Off' In Federal PrisonThe reason for convicted wife killer Drew Peterson's transfer from an Illinois prison to a federal facility in Indiana remained a mystery on Wednesday, but his attorney said whatever the basis might be, the former Bolingbrook police officer is "probably better off."
Driver Arrested After Showing Convict's ID To CopA routine traffic stop last week in Antioch proved that even an inmate in the Illinois Department of Corrections has to worry about identity theft.
Menard Prison On Lockdown After Weapons FoundA 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.
Official: Menard Prison Guards Committed $10 Million Worth Of FraudGuards 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.
Report: Conditions Getting Dangerous At Menard PrisonThe Chicago-based John Howard Association prison watchdog group says the Menard Correctional Center downstate is becoming increasingly dangerous.
Official Calls For Probe Of Prison's Workers' CompIllinois' 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.