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  1. BGA Public Eye: Murder conviction of man who said Chicago cop railroaded him under reviewRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | Chicago Sun-Times

    Nearly 20 years ago, Roberto Almodovar was sentenced to life in prison for a gang-related double murder in Humboldt Park. Now imprisoned at Menard Correctional Center, Almodovar has long insisted he is innocent and was framed by a since-retired Chicago police detective, Reynaldo Guevara, who has been accused of railroading other murder suspects.

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  2. Correctional OptometristRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Vision Monday

    As a correctional optometrist, you will provide primary eye care services to a male population, in a secure environment. Menard Correctional Center is located in Chester, IL and the 1352 hours per year equate to approximately 14 eight hour days per month from 8am-4pm during the week.

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  3. "Orange Crush" Prison Unit Targeted in Abuse LawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | WSIL

    ... Crush." The group that allegedly carried out strip searches at four prisons in 2014, including Menard Correctional Center and Big Muddy River Correctional Center. "They were also ordered to spread their buttocks and lift their genitals and use those ...

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  4. Now-exonerated Tyrone Hood faced limbo while out of prison but not yet freeRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 22 | Chicago Tribune

    Tyrone Hood, 51, revels in his release Jan. 14, 2015, from the Menard Correctional Center in southern Illinois. He served nearly 22 years of a 50-year prison sentence in the 1993 fatal shooting of Marshall Morgan Jr. He has long maintained his innocence.

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  5. Hundreds Of Illinois Prison Staff Allegedly Choked, Beat, And Sexually Assaulted InmatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 20 | ThinkProgress

    ... Demetrius Ross, on behalf of hundreds of inmates housed at Illinois River Correctional Center, Menard Correctional Center, Big Muddy River Correctional Center, and Lawrence Correctional Center. It claims that, "Defendants inflicted unnecessary ...

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  6. Drew Peterson pleads not guilty in murder-for-hire plotRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 | Northwest Herald

    CHESTER – Drew Peterson, a former suburban Chicago police officer convicted of killing his third wife and suspected in his fourth wife's disappearance, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to trying to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who helped put him in prison. Peterson's feet were shackled as he waived a preliminary hearing in the court in Randolph County in southern Illinois, near the Menard Correctional Center where he's serving time.

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  7. Drew Peterson pleads not guilty in murder-for-hire plotRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 3 | Daily Chronicle

    ... waived a preliminary hearing in the court in Randolph County in southern Illinois, near the Menard Correctional Center where he's serving time. He was charged in February with soliciting an unidentified person to find someone he could pay to kill ...

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  8. Drew Peterson Pleads Not Guilty in Plot to Kill State's AttorneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 | WSIL

    One of the nation's most notorious killers claims he's not guilty of a murder-for-hire plot against a state's attorney. Nearly two years after starting his sentence at Menard Correctional Center, one of the more famous prisoners is back in the spotlight.

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  9. Drew Peterson could stand trial as soon as July in murder-for-hire plotRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 3 | WLS-AM Chicago

    ... one count of solicitation of murder. The charges were filed in downstate Randolph County, home to Menard Correctional Center, where Peterson has lived for two years. He appeared before Randolph County Judge Richard A. Brown in Chester. The case ...

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  10. Illinois wife-killer cop pleads not guilty in murder-for-hire plotRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 3 | WNFL-AM Green Bay

    ... County, Illinois, about 45 miles south of St. Louis, Missouri, where Peterson is an inmate at the Menard Correctional Center. Prosecutors used court-ordered wiretaps in the last months of 2014 to develop the case against Peterson, who they said ...

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  11. Drew Peterson asks for immediate trial on murder-for-hire chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 | WGN-TV Chicago

    ... The former Bolingbrook police sergeant was charged in Randolph County, where the maximum-security Menard Correctional Center is located. He has been incarcerated at Menard since February 2013.

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  12. They got him on tapeRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 3 | The Capitol Fax Blog

    Randolph County State's Attorney Jeremy R. Walker and Attorney General Lisa Madigan today announced that defendant Drew Peterson waived his right to a preliminary hearing and entered a plea of not guilty in the state's case charging him with one count of solicitation of murder for hire and one count of solicitation of murder. Peterson, 61, an inmate at the Menard Correctional Center, waived his right to a preliminary hearing and entered the plea before Randolph County Circuit Judge Richard A. Brown.

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  13. ChicagoDrew Peterson back in court in murder-for-hire plot ...Continue ReadingRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 3 | Chicago Sun-Times

    ... one count of solicitation of murder. The charges were filed in downstate Randolph County, home to Menard Correctional Center, where Peterson has lived for two years. He is expected to appear in the courtroom of Randolph County Judge Richard A. Brown ...

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  14. Drew Peterson to return to court over murder-for-hire allegationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 | Chicago Tribune

    ... The retired police sergeant was charged in Randolph County, which is home to the maximum-security Menard Correctional Center, where he has been incarcerated since February 2013. With a population of just 33,000, Randolph County does not use grand ...

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  15. Drew Peterson to appear in court Tuesday after murder for hire chargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | My FOX Chicago

    ... will focus on secretly recorded conversations between Drew Peterson and another inmate at the Menard Correctional Center where Peterson allegedly discussed the murder for hire plot. Peterson is charged with solicitation of murder and murder for hire ...

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  16. Gay-Hating Rapist Wants to Help Drew Peterson Beat Murder-For-Hire Case, According to Prison LettersRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2015 | Patch.com

    A rapist who sodomized a gay man with a broomstick has been corresponding with a Chicago lawyer in hopes of helping wife-killer Drew Peterson beat a murder-for-hire case, according to letters obtained by Patch. Two letters from prisoner Adrian Gabriel to attorney Joel Brodsky detail how another inmate worked with the FBI to entrap Peterson, who has been locked up in Downstate Menard Correctional Center since February 2013.

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  17. Letters allege Peterson murder-for-hire plot was a set upRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 25, 2015 | My FOX Chicago

    ... Joel Brodsky. He says the informant became friends with peter son while the two were cellmates at Menard Correctional Center. The letters allege the informant is the one who originally brought up the idea of killing Will County prosecutor James ...

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  18. Sneed exclusive: Snitch who says he set up Drew Peterson in...Read the original story

    Feb 24, 2015 | Chicago Sun-Times

    ... a plan to set up Peterson after the cellmate befriended the former Bolingbrook Police sergeant at Menard Correctional Center - in an attempt to get better prison deals. Upshot: The Stateville prisoner, who is serving a long sentence for aggravated ...

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  19. Drew Peterson possibly a entrappeda in murder-for-hire plot: ex-attorneyRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 24, 2015 | WGN-TV Chicago

    The Sun-Times reports that Joel Brodsky claims a few days ago he received two letters from an inmate who is housed with Peterson at the Menard Correctional Center.

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  20. Sneed: Drew Peterson may have been a entrappeda in murder-for-hire plot, ex-attorney saysRead the original story

    Feb 23, 2015 | Chicago Sun-Times

    ... of murder for hire, were filed in downstate Randolph County, where Peterson has been held at Menard Correctional Center since February 2013. The case is being prosecuted by the Randolph County State's Attorney's Office and Attorney General Lisa ...

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