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Stateville Correctional Center

Derrick Steele (Credit: Illinois Department of Corrections)

Stateville Inmate Convicted Of Murder Dies In Custody

Derrick Steele had been serving a 70-year sentence at Stateville after being convicted of murder and attempted armed robbery in 1998.

03/27/2014

Drew Peterson (Credit: Will County Jail)

Drew Peterson Moved To State Prison In Pontiac To Begin Sentence

Less than a day after declaring his innocence at the top of his lungs during his sentencing hearing, former Bolingbrook cop Drew Peterson was transferred from the Will County Jail to a state prison in Pontiac to begin serving his 38-year sentence for murder.

02/22/2013

Richard Conner (Credit: Stateville Correctional Center)

Killing Cellmate Gets Man Second Life Sentence

A Chicago man earned his second life prison sentence Wednesday, pleading guilty in front of a Will County judge to the first-degree murder of his prison cell mate.

01/18/2012

File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Woman Booked For Smuggling Gun In ‘Intimate Area’

A woman is charged with trying to smuggle a gun into Stateville prison in Joliet by placing it in what authorities have euphemistically called her “intimate area.”

CBS Chicago–05/05/2011