August 5, 1990 |
The spotlight and the special treatment that comes with it will be gone, replaced by a regimented lifestyle and a job that pays 11 cents an hour. The feeling of invincibility will be gone, too, replaced by emptiness and maybe even a little fear. Tennis courts and patio umbrellas aside, such will be life for federal prison inmate Pete Rose, according to several prominent former athletes who firsthand what the next few months hold for baseball's all-time leader in hits.
October 28, 1988 |
A prison-supply supervisor was beaten to death Thursday, apparently by a pipe-wielding inmate, prompting a lockdown at Stateville Correctional Center, a Corrections Department spokesman said. The victim was identified as Suon Troeung, a prison employee since 1978 and former captain in the Cambodian army who fled Southeast Asia in 1975.
July 21, 1990
Pete Rose will spend his five-month prison sentence for tax crimes at a minimum-security facility at Marion, Ill. U.S. District Judge S. Arthur Spiegel on Friday changed his recommendation for Rose, who had been directed to report to a new facility at Ashland, Ky. It was later learned that the Ashland facility has not been completed.
November 17, 2009 |
The Democratic-controlled Senate today thwarted an effort to block spending for upgrading facilities in the United States for housing prisoners transferred from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a move that Illinois officials feared could have complicated efforts to place detainees at a prison in their state. The measure was defeated on a mostly party-line vote of 57-43. Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) proposed the restriction as an amendment to a spending bill for military construction and veterans programs, telling his colleagues, "If you want terrorists here, then vote against this amendment."
January 18, 1989
Midwestern states are running out or prison space, according to the Midwestern Legislative Conference of the Council of State Governments in Lombard, Ill. The conference surveyed prisons in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North and South Dakota, Ohio and Wisconsin and concluded that the prison populations will continue to grow at a rapid clip unless radical action is taken.
June 15, 1996 |
It started as a class project for three college journalism students: Take another look at a real-life crime and see whether the right people were punished. The assignment took the students and their professor on a six-month odyssey from the campus of Northwestern University to crack houses and prisons across Illinois. It ended Friday--Graduation Day--when three men who had spent 18 years in prison for murder were released based on DNA evidence and the dogged efforts of the class group.