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Protester Prison Pondered

Mon, 30 Apr 2012 04:37:52 CDT
By: AP

A shuttered Joliet prison once featured in the 1980 film "The Blues Brothers" might serve as a temporary detention facility for those arrested during the NATO summit next month. Thousands of demonstrators are expected to descend on Chicago to protest the summit that will bring President Barack Obama and the leaders of more than 50 nations to McCormick Place. Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is considering the former Joliet Correctional Center as an option for NATO protesters arrested for serious offenses. The viability of the closed prison as a functional detention facility hasn't been determined.

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