Menard on Lockdown After Inmate Death

Menard on Lockdown After Inmate Death

Chester — Menard Maximum Security Prison in Chester is on lockdown after the death of an inmate. Very few details are being released at this time, however a spokesperson from the Illinois Department of Corrections says they do not suspect foul play at this time. A routine investigation is being conducted, and the housing unit of the facility has been placed on lockdown until that investigation is complete. Menard currently houses more than 3,200 inmates.