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