CRIME: At Stateville

As you motor southwest from Chicago, when you are almost within sight of Joliet, a big sign appears on the right of the highway: STATEVILLE. Behind it rises a broad, bare hill across whose desolate skyline stretches a wall. Above the wall rise four great, drab cheeseboxes. These are the cell blocks of Illinois' model penitentiary. Here, last week, occurred the first major prison riot of the year.

Warden of Stateville is Henry C. Hill, who also is in charge of the old State prison at Joliet, five miles away. Last month three...

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