Talk:Joliet Correctional Center

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Architecture[edit]

I'm curious about the battlements on the main building. Were these just meant as decoration or did they actually think they would need battlements in case of a riot or attack of some sort? I've seen these on several old prison buildings, and I've always wondered. nut-meg (talk) 13:58, 20 October 2012 (UTC)


Prison in the Blues Brothers movie[edit]

Was the prison in the Blues Brothers movie, Joliet or Statesville? Rmhermen 16:35 28 Jul 2003 (UTC)

Joliet
Statesville in Blues Brothers 2000 02:44, 12 December 2005 —Preceding unsigned comment added by Joe The Dragon (talkcontribs)
It was Joliet, which was closed down for prisoners, but sits within the general site for the newer Statesville Prison. 06:15, 12 June 2006 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 220.239.22.245 (talkcontribs)
Joliet was the site where "Blues Brothers" was filmed, long before the prison closed. Stateville is the prison where scenes from "Natural Born Killers" were filmed. Joliet and Stateville look somewhat alike in certain scenes and photos because both are built of native Illinois limestone. However, they are several miles apart. One is not inside the other. I worked at both facilities. -- LisaSmall T/C 04:37, 6 September 2007 (UTC)


Portions of the movie "Natural Born Killers" was also filmed at Joliet Correctional Center in the R&C/Annex portion. Most of the scenes did not make the movie, but the film crew was there. The beginning Riot scene was filmed at Joliet. There was also a TV series filmed at Joliet Correctional. A short running series called "The Untouchables" filmed an episode or two here also. I worked one of the days that they filmed, but never watched the show to see if that was aired. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 204.248.24.164 (talk) 20:21, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

Annual budget[edit]

The text of this article states that the annual budget in 2000 was 333.8 million dollars with a population of 1,300. This works out to 256,769 dollars per inmate per year, which seems way out of line compared to other prison articles which cite budgets, such as Stateville Correctional Center ($33,000/inmate/year). I can't find any references to these numbers on the Ill. Department of Corrections site [1]. Does anyone have any idea where these numbers came from, and where I might be able to verify them? Thanks--69.157.104.121 23:18, 6 July 2006 (UTC)

Hmm, further checking shows here [2] that the total DOC budget in 2000 was $1,122,815,500... which would have made Joliet almost 30% of the budget with per capita costs hundred times more than others... I'm gonna take out the numbers in the article since they don't appear to be accurate. --69.157.104.121 23:22, 6 July 2006 (UTC)

Stateville Prison[edit]

I just made the Stateville Prison wikisite, according to comments above, this is not the same prison. Travb (talk) 20:00, 1 October 2006 (UTC)

They are definitely not the same prison and you were right to start a stub for Stateville Correctional Center, which is larger, slightly newer, and several miles away from Joliet Correctional Center. -- LisaSmall T/C 05:23, 6 September 2007 (UTC)

John Wayne Gacy[edit]

I just removed half a sentence claiming that "John Wayne Gacey" was housed at Stateville, rather than Joliet, on the grounds that if whoever added it couldn't get the name right, their facts were probably wrong too. It certainly contradicts the Prison Break article, which claims that parts of the show were shot in Gacy's cell at Joliet. Fact-checkers? --Quuxplusone 00:36, 12 October 2006 (UTC)

  • As far as I know, Gacy was executed at Stateville (as his own article says), which as I recall was where Illinois' death house was/is. Further research might be needed. Wahkeenah 00:54, 12 October 2006 (UTC)

hej, sorry for not knowing how to change stuff here, but there is a spelling mistake in this page: Peotry instead of Poetry. could someone change that? :) I have found it in two places, maybe there's more. TC Y'all. Szymon Poland —Preceding unsigned comment added by 89.228.70.89 (talk) 21:40, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

Percy's Song[edit]

Percy's Song does not appear on Dylan's album, The Times They Are a-Changin'. It was an outtake from the sessions that produced the album. I've modified the Music section somewhat to reflect this, although I'm not sure so much detail is warranted here, especially in light of the fact the the song has its own entry. Bill (talk) 19:42, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

STATESVILLE-NEW PRISON[edit]

 MY FATHER STARTED TO WORK AT STATEVILLE IN 1949. HE WORKED THERE FOR ALMOST 30 YRS.HE WAS BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR FOR THE ENTIRE PRISON.HIS NAME WAS WAYNE T. PENROD.HE USUALLY KEPT THINGS PRIVATE FROM OUR FAMILY TO PROTECT US, BUT THERE ARE A FEW THINGS I REMEMBER THAT I COULD SHARE.I HAVE BEEN INSIDE THE PRISON ALOT. I REMEMBER WHEN LEOPOLD WAS WORKING FOR MY FATHER AND HE WROTE A COUPLE OF THINGS FOR ME. DON'T KNOW WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO THEM.THAT WAS THE PERIOD WARDEN REGAN WAS THERE. I REMEMBER ART SHOWS,MOVIES I ATTENDED THERE WITH MY FAMILY ON FRI. NIGHTS. I REMEMBER THE WARDEN WANTING TO TEACH SKILLS TO THE INMATES FOR WHEN THEY WENT ON THE OUSIDE.AS A CHILD I REMEMBER MOST OF THE GUYS I CAME INTO CONTACT LOOKED LIKE EVERYDAY PEOPLE YOU WOULD MEET GOING DOWN THE SIDEWALK.  —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.3.94.175 (talk) 17:35, 20 July 2009 (UTC) 


Fate of Joliet[edit]

Does anyone know what happened to Joliet prison after its closure? I have had difficulty finding information on the web. I am certain a section on the prison's fate would benefit this article. 76.23.222.83 (talk) 01:20, 17 August 2009 (UTC)

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The Old Joliet correctional center is on fire as of 05 29 2017 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 174.4.124.225 (talk) 02:14, 30 May 2017 (UTC)

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