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February 12, 1990 | From Associated Press
Six convicts, including three murderers, escaped from the maximum-security Joliet Correctional Center early Sunday, apparently by cutting through metal bars, state police said. One was captured later in the day. The escapees, most in their 20s and all in segregation cells as disciplinary problems, were considered extremely dangerous, authorities said. Tommy Munoz was captured shortly after 5:30 p.m.
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November 17, 2009 | By Richard Simon
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."
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SPORTS
August 9, 1990 | From Associated Press
Pete Rose was No. 14 on a baseball diamond. He is No. 01832061 here. Baseball's all-time hit leader became a prisoner Wednesday when he entered a minimum-security camp next to the federal penitentiary to begin a five-month sentence for cheating on his income taxes. Rose, who had until Friday to surrender, arranged beforehand to have a federal van pick him up in this Southern Illinois town and slipped unnoticed into the camp a few miles away.
SPORTS
August 9, 1990 | From Associated Press
Pete Rose was No. 14 on a baseball diamond. He is No. 01832061 here. Baseball's all-time hit leader became a prisoner Wednesday when he entered a minimum-security camp next to the federal penitentiary to begin a five-month sentence for cheating on his income taxes. Rose, who had until Friday to surrender, arranged beforehand to have a federal van pick him up in this Southern Illinois town and slipped unnoticed into the camp a few miles away.
SPORTS
August 5, 1990 | DANNY ROBBINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
October 28, 1988 | Associated Press
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.
SPORTS
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.
NATIONAL
November 17, 2009 | By Richard Simon
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."
NEWS
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.
NEWS
June 15, 1996 | From Associated Press
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.
SPORTS
August 5, 1990 | DANNY ROBBINS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
SPORTS
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.
NEWS
February 12, 1990 | From Associated Press
Six convicts, including three murderers, escaped from the maximum-security Joliet Correctional Center early Sunday, apparently by cutting through metal bars, state police said. One was captured later in the day. The escapees, most in their 20s and all in segregation cells as disciplinary problems, were considered extremely dangerous, authorities said. Tommy Munoz was captured shortly after 5:30 p.m.
NEWS
October 28, 1988 | Associated Press
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 1991 | From Times Wire Services
Former Ku Klux Klan leader Tom Metzger and three others exhausted their options Friday for avoiding a trial on charges they burned crosses in 1983 in the northeastern San Fernando Valley. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge J.D. Smith ordered the defendants to stand trial July 12 on charges they doused three crosses with kerosene and set them ablaze on private property leased by a coalition of white supremacist groups in Kagel Canyon above Lake View Terrace.
NEWS
February 28, 1993 | AMY KUEBELBECK, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Phillip Blodgett, on furlough from a prison term for rape, sat in a supermarket parking lot for hours, trying to talk himself out of raping again. Then he sexually assaulted a woman putting groceries into her car. Less than six weeks later, he raped again--this time, a 16-year-old girl he met on a street. Authorities sent Blodgett to prison after he pleaded guilty to the two attacks.
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