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Menard Correctional Center

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2014

    Menard Prison Hunger Strike Enters Second Week as Inmates Continue to Protest Conditions

    A hunger strike by several inmates at the Menard Correctional Center in Illinois is entering its second week today as they continue to protest against being held in the prison's severe "administrative detention" unit, which has conditions similar to solitary confinement, for what they claim are unju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2014

    Locked-Up in "High Security Unit" and Not Told Why, Prisoners Hunger Strike for Answer

    Inmates at an Illinois prison say they don't know why they are being held in a new high-security unit that is infested with mice, filth, and freezing cold temperatures, so they've decided to go on a hunger strike to protest the conditions. But the prison denies the poor conditions and says the inmat ... More >>

  • News

    April 23, 2003

    Fueled by Fear

    Refineries stuck Hartford with a toxic pool of gasoline that just won't go away. Homes burn and residents get sick, but nobody's helping.

  • News

    August 29, 2001

    Blooper Max

    Another security breach surfaces at Illinois' superexpensive supermaximum prison

  • News

    March 1, 2000

    In the Hands of the Father

    David Richardson entrusted the management of his rental properties to a priest. Many of his properties have since been foreclosed on, and his credit is shot to hell.

  • News

    February 16, 2000

    Cruel and Usual

    Tamms Correctional Center is one of the toughest, most expensive and least crowded prisons in the nation. But does it accomplish anything - besides driving inmates insane?

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