Stateville Correctional Center

Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill. (CBS)

Prison Inmate Diagnosed With Legionnaire’s Disease

The Illinois Department of Corrections said an inmate at Stateville Correctional Center, located in Crest Hill, has been transferred to an outside hospital for treatment of Legionnaire’s Disease.


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.


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.


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.


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