I-Pontiac - "I Was a Guard in Pontiac Prison" - William Recktenwald - Chicago Tribune

I-Pontiac - "I Was a Guard in Pontiac Prison" - William Recktenwald - Chicago Tribune

by: William Recktenwald | publication date: October 29, 1978 | Publication: The Chicago Tribune | pages: 1

"The cellblock was filled with trash, excrement, and spoiled food, all of it soaked with water that collected in puddles. The air reeked of tear gas, mace, and smoke. A pile of bedding was on fire, and all thw windows were closed. Men in the cells began screaming and clanging the bars. . ."

Reporter William Recktenwald went undercover to Pontiac state prison to review its conditions.

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