IV-Pontiac-"Just Keep 'Em Locked Up, That's All" - William Recktenwald - Chicago Tribune

IV-Pontiac-"Just Keep 'Em Locked Up, That's All" - William Recktenwald - Chicago Tribune

by: William Recktenwald | publication date: October 31, 1978 | Publication: The Chicago Tribune | pages: 1

". . .In my week as a guard at the Pontiac prison, I had become used to scenes like this one on the cell-house tiers. The inmates had been locked in their 9-by-5 foot cells for almost three months, ever since the Jull 22 tiot in which three guards were killed. Frustrated by the 'deadlock,' the inmates had retaliated by hurling food and excrement from their cells. fouling their own environment. . ."

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

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