Resource: Cells at Illinois Prison Intake Facility in Joliet Infested With Vermin, Lawsuit Says

By: NBC Chicago

February 21, 2022

Prisoners at an Illinois Department of Corrections facility in Joliet suffer through nightmare living conditions, with rat-infested cells, rotten food and raw sewage overflowing into common areas, a lawsuit says. The suit, which is asking to be granted class-action status, was filed Thursday against top officials of the Northern Reception and Classification Center. It says they have violated the constitutional rights of the estimated 1,000 people incarcerated there. Living spaces and common areas are infested with mice, rats, birds and insects.

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