Illinois Closes Last Prison ‘Roundhouse’ in the U. S.

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Illinois prison officials yesterday moved the last 36 inmates out of a Stateville Correctional Center “roundhouse," a complex that a watchdog group dubbed “not fit for human habitation,” the Chicago Sun-Times reports. The maximum-security F House, which housed 348 male inmates, is officially closed, the Illinois Department of Corrections said. No other prison in the U.S. has kept roundhouses, in which cells . . .

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