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  1. Man exonerated of murder conviction sues Chicago policeRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Feb 3 | Chicago Tribune

    ... from prison several years earlier, while Hood was still imprisoned. He was then released from Menard Correctional Center after serving 22 years. Truly a free man for the first time in more than two decades, Tyrone Hood quietly exited a courtroom ...

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  2. Baby-Killer Back in Court, Gets Shot at Shorter SentenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 27 | Patch.com

    ... law has been invalidated and sent the case back to Will County. Ponshe had been doing his time at Menard Correctional Center, home of disgraced former Bolingbrook cop Drew Peterson , cold-blooded killer Chris Vaughn , and Nightmare on Hickory Street ...

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  3. Justice, prison reforms rare chance for Illinois compromiseRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 24 | Northwest Herald

    This Feb. 5, 2013, file photo shows the Menard Correctional Center in Chester, Ill. Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to reduce the number of inmates in Illinoisi overcrowded prison system over the next decade.

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  4. Drew Peterson appeals murder conviction to state Supreme CourtRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 19 | Chicago Tribune

    ... duled to appear in court Feb. 8 for the murder-for-hire plot in Randolph County, which is home to Menard Correctional Center, where Peterson has been held since he was sentenced more than two years ago. His trial is expected this year.

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  5. IDOC applauds staff efforts during flood emergencyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 7, 2016 | RiverBender.com

    CHESTER The IDOC is applauding the efforts of staff and offenders who worked around the clock to help Menard Correctional Center and communities across Illinois brace for the winter flood. The National Weather service predicted the Mississippi River, along Kaskaskia Street, in Menard would crest at 49.7 feet, which matched the levels recorded in the floods of 1993.

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  6. Menard Correctional Center prepared for possible floodRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2015 | RiverBender.com

    Staff at Menard Correctional Center is preparing for a flood that could have an impact on the facility. The National Weather service predicts the Mississippi River, along Kaskaskia Street, in Menard will crest at a high of 49.7 feet, which matches the levels recorded in the great floods of 1993.

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  7. The Latest: Illinois reopens stretch of flooded interstateRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2015 | KMIZ

    ... Missouri. Illinois Department of Corrections spokeswoman Nicole Wilson says the maximum security Menard Correctional Center near Chester has had "minor flooding" in some cells. The prison remains on lockdown and visits have been suspended. The road ...

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  8. 53 dead in massive winter storm; more flooding expectedRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2015 | UPI

    ... continue into early January on some rivers," the National Weather Service said. In Illinois, some Menard Correctional Center inmates were transferred to nearby facilities after lower-lying cells and basements were flooded.

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  9. Historic flooding puts millions at riskRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 30, 2015 | WSNY-FM Columbus

    ... plant, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. In Illinois, some inmates were moved out of the Menard Correctional Center, a maximum security prison on the banks of the Mississippi River, and sandbags and drinking water were prepared in anticipation ...

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  10. The Latest: Body of 5th soldier recovered from floodwatersRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2015 | The Gazette

    ... Missouri. Illinois Department of Corrections spokeswoman Nicole Wilson says the maximum security Menard Correctional Center near Chester has had "minor flooding" in some cells. The prison remains on lockdown and visits have been suspended. The road ...

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  11. Illinois' Menard Correctional Center is on lockdown over flooding threatRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2015 | Daily Mail

    ... of Corrections spokeswoman Nicole Wilson says that employees and emergency work crews at the Menard Correctional Center near Chester are filling sandbags and 'working around the clock' as the nearby floodwaters continue to rise. Officials also ...

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  12. Latest: Portion of Mississippi River closed to trafficRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2015 | SouthCoastToday.com

    ... of Corrections spokeswoman Nicole Wilson says that employees and emergency work crews at the Menard Correctional Center near Chester are filling sandbags and "working around the clock" as the nearby floodwaters continue to rise. Officials also ...

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  13. Latest: Levee overtopped, evacuations ordered at West AltonRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 29, 2015 | KRMG-AM Tulsa

    Rising water from the Mississippi River has Illinois prison officials preparing for possible flooding one in the southern part of the state with nearly 3,700 inmates. Illinois Department of Corrections spokeswoman Nicole Wilson says that employees and emergency work crews at the Menard Correctional Center near Chester are filling sandbags and "working around the clock" as the nearby floodwaters continue to rise.

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  14. Innocent prisoners jailed in same cell forge friendship, and freedomRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 19, 2015 | Chicago Tribune

    ... a much older man . Over the time they shared a nearly 5-by-11-foot cell at the maximum-security Menard Correctional Center, the two grew to depend on each other. When one got down, as both so often did, the other lifted him up. When one got good ...

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  15. Rauner denies clemency for man after someone else confessesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2015 | Northwest Herald

    This August 1993 file photo from the Illinois Department of Corrections via The Southern shows Grover Thompson in the Menard Correctional Center in Dwight, Ill. Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has rejected a clemency request on behalf of Thompson, a deceased Illinois prisoner convicted in a stabbing to which a serial killer later confessed.

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  16. Rauner denies clemency for man after someone else confessesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 10, 2015 | Erie Times News

    This August 1993 file photo from the Illinois Department of Corrections via The Southern shows Grover Thompson in the Menard Correctional Center in Dwight, Ill. Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has rejected a clemency request on behalf of Thompson, a deceased Illinois prisoner convicted in a stabbing to which a serial killer later confessed.

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  17. Illinois State Police investigate murder for hireRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2015 | RiverBender.com

    ... for Hire carrying a 20-40 year sentence. Mettler is currently serving a 15 year sentence at Menard Correctional Center for Residential Burglary. Mettler was housed in the Pickneyville Correctional Center at the time of the offenses. He is scheduled ...

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  18. Southern Illinois inmate charged with murder-for-hireRead the original story

    Nov 20, 2015 | WAND-TV Decatur

    ... charges carry maximum sentences of 30 and 40 years. Mettler is serving a 15-year sentence at Menard Correctional Center for residential burglary. He's accused of trying to enlist the other inmate's help for an unspecified amount of money while at ...

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  19. Menard hunger strike, Sept. 23-28: Trying to make it better for the...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 4, 2015 | San Francisco Bay View

    On Sept. 23, 2015, at least 19 and possibly as many as 22 men in Administrative Detention at the Menard Correctional Center began a hunger strike that ended on Sept.

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  20. Facilities Begin Closure Due to Lack of BudgetRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2015 | Magic 95.1

    ... events at the World Shooting Complex in Sparta have been cancelled and the Continue Reading>> Menard Correctional Center in Chester is on partial lockdown after the death of an inmate. The Springfield Bureau of Lee Enterprises Newspapers is ...

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