Maximum-security lockdown ongoing at state's biggest prison

Oct 29, 2008 Full story: Herald & Review 15

Illinois' largest maximum-security prison is on lockdown status after two fights between inmates and the Saturday discovery of an illegal weapon.

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jasons mom

Waterloo, IL

#1 Nov 6, 2008
did anyone get hurt?
prisoner

Three Rivers, MI

#2 Mar 29, 2009
Most likly,They wont say if they did. I served 5 years there Almost everyday someone gets stabbed or the shit kicked out of them and nobody hear's about it on the streets
former menard inmate

East Saint Louis, IL

#3 Feb 3, 2010
prisoner wrote:
Most likly,They wont say if they did. I served 5 years there Almost everyday someone gets stabbed or the shit kicked out of them and nobody hear's about it on the streets
yeah i know man i did 7 years in menard...theres some straight psychos in that bitch... a majority of those inmates are doing like 45 year to life sentences and these are like borderline sociopaths were talkin about it aint no joke in there

Since: Dec 09

Shelburn, IN

#4 Feb 6, 2010
lol they only found one shank?
ron

Waterloo, IL

#5 Sep 22, 2010
can u tour menard ? what is it like former menard inmate ?
MotherOf InnocentOne

Knightstown, IN

#6 Oct 26, 2011
former menard inmate wrote:
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yeah i know man i did 7 years in menard...theres some straight psychos in that bitch... a majority of those inmates are doing like 45 year to life sentences and these are like borderline sociopaths were talkin about it aint no joke in there
My son recently was convicted if a crime he DID NOT COMMITT. He has been sentenced to 45 years, in Menard, for a murder commited by someonelse just because I could not afford a real attorney and the guilty kids parents could and did. The guilty one walks the streets on probation, my son, victom of circumstance, now starting a 45 year sentence. I need help. I feel helpless. His, Bloomington Illinois Public Defenders did NOTHING to help him. Where do I turn? Where do I start? There is plenty of evidence to support his innocents but no legal council. An appeal can easily be won. Please help.
MotherOf InnocentOne

Knightstown, IN

#7 Oct 26, 2011
My son recently was convicted if a crime he DID NOT COMMITT. He has been sentenced to 45 years, in Menard, for a murder commited by someonelse just because I could not afford a real attorney and the guilty kids parents could and did. The guilty one walks the streets on probation, my son, victom of circumstance, now starting a 45 year sentence. I need help. I feel helpless. His, Bloomington Illinois Public Defenders did NOTHING to help him. Where do I turn? Where do I start? There is plenty of evidence to support his innocents but no legal council. An appeal can easily be won. Please help.
ALL RIGHTY THEN

United States

#8 Oct 27, 2011
they are all innocent just ask one
Blue

Lake Havasu City, AZ

#9 Oct 31, 2011
jasons mom wrote:
did anyone get hurt?
My fiancÚ, who's housed in Six West at Menard, was able to ring me from the tier late in the evening on the 27th. He told me that two inmates (names, numbers, locations unknown) were targeted and attacked in seperate incidents: One of them, he says, reportedly was stabbed in the head at least 8 times (it's unknown if he lived or died); he didn't know anything about the other inmate.

While we were talking, a fight broke out on his tier and we had to end our call abruptly... I haven't heard from him since. I was scared for him then, and I'm scared for him now. I hope and pray that he didn't get involved and that he's safe. He's a low-risk inmate, serving less than 6 years for robbery & burglary --- why he's still in a maximum security prison with lifers is a mystery to him, me, his family... We hope his transfer will come through soon!!
Blue

Lake Havasu City, AZ

#10 Oct 31, 2011
MotherOf InnocentOne wrote:
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My son recently was convicted if a crime he DID NOT COMMITT. He has been sentenced to 45 years, in Menard, for a murder commited by someonelse just because I could not afford a real attorney and the guilty kids parents could and did. The guilty one walks the streets on probation, my son, victom of circumstance, now starting a 45 year sentence. I need help. I feel helpless. His, Bloomington Illinois Public Defenders did NOTHING to help him. Where do I turn? Where do I start? There is plenty of evidence to support his innocents but no legal council. An appeal can easily be won. Please help.
MOTHER OF INNOCENT ONE: Check out the local (or state) chapter of The Innocence Project. These licensed lawyers, former judges, and law students (along with other misc. volunteers) take on cases like that of your son. I hope this info helps... Good luck, and God bless!!
Luke Tat2

United States

#12 Aug 20, 2012
Menard is a scandolous dangerous place. The co's only are about their own safety
Clint E

Chester, IL

#13 Aug 20, 2012
Way to many should never make it into the prison system. All police warnings should end with GO AHEAD PUNK MAKE MY DAY !!! OR DO YOU FEEL LUCKY !!!
LSMFT_CP

Chester, IL

#14 Aug 21, 2012
MotherOf InnocentOne wrote:
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My son recently was convicted if a crime he DID NOT COMMITT. He has been sentenced to 45 years, in Menard, for a murder commited by someonelse just because I could not afford a real attorney and the guilty kids parents could and did. The guilty one walks the streets on probation, my son, victom of circumstance, now starting a 45 year sentence. I need help. I feel helpless. His, Bloomington Illinois Public Defenders did NOTHING to help him. Where do I turn? Where do I start? There is plenty of evidence to support his innocents but no legal council. An appeal can easily be won. Please help.
Call Date Line, TV Stations, 20/20, don't give up
Nik

Villa Park, IL

#15 Sep 10, 2012
MotherOf InnocentOne wrote:
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My son recently was convicted if a crime he DID NOT COMMITT. He has been sentenced to 45 years, in Menard, for a murder commited by someonelse just because I could not afford a real attorney and the guilty kids parents could and did. The guilty one walks the streets on probation, my son, victom of circumstance, now starting a 45 year sentence. I need help. I feel helpless. His, Bloomington Illinois Public Defenders did NOTHING to help him. Where do I turn? Where do I start? There is plenty of evidence to support his innocents but no legal council. An appeal can easily be won. Please help.
One of my professors is a defense attorney, I know this post is almost a year old, but here is his website. www.stephenbrundagelaw.com

I hope he can help you!
POKEMAN

Iowa City, IA

#16 Sep 19, 2014
Whew!

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