Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill. (CBS)

Stateville Prisoner Serving 70-Year Sentence Jumps To His Death

On his way back to his cell, Angel Garcia suddenly ran and jumped from the fifth floor of cell house C, prison officials said.


Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill. (CBS)

Apparent Norovirus Outbreak Hits Stateville

Health officials believe they know what led to a widespread sickness inside the prison, which holds more than 3,000 inmates.


Authorities swarm escaped inmate Cesar Sanchez in Rockdale Friday evening several hours after he jumped from a moving prison vehicle. (CBS/Todd Sherman)

Escaped Inmate Caught Hiding In Portable Toilet

A state prison inmate was captured Friday evening, hiding deep within a portable toilet, several hours after he escaped from a van while being transported to Stateville Correctional Center.