Young Arsonists Strike Historical Joliet IL Prison

Arsonists set Massive Fire Consuming Part of Joliet Correctional Center located in Joliet IL.

It is believed two young males set the fire which burned down a section of the old prison. One has been arrested according to ABC News reports.

The prison was opened in 1858 and built using convicts' labor.

The location is partly famous for housing two criminals that committed the "Crime of the Century." In 1924, Nathon Leopold and Richard Loeb were given life sentences for kidnapping and murdering teenager, Robert Franks.

Additionally, the location has been a set for "The Blues Brothers," Fox Networks "Prison Break," and the movie "Let's Go to Prison."



Written by David abluepelican Lasaine

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