Union: Illinois Prison Worker Assaults Started With PunchAn inmate punched a correctional lieutenant at an Illinois prison, sparking an assault that involved six prison employees and five inmates, the prison workers union said Monday.
Man Convicted Of Sexual Assault Dies In CustodyRenard Winfield, 44, was convicted in July 1998 of six counts of aggravated criminal sexual assault in Cook County and had been held at the Pontiac Correctional Center, about 100 miles southwest of Chicago, according to the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Inmate Dies On Medical Furlough In ChicagoDariel 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.”
Police Torture Victim Freed After 30 Years Behind BarsStanley Wrice walked out of a central Illinois prison on Wednesday, freed after 30 years behind bars, after his rape conviction was tossed out because he had been tortured into confessing.

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