A man convicted of killing his girlfriend in Downers Grove in 1986 has petitioned the Will County court with a complaint about Stateville charging too much for commissary.
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
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A convicted murderer has petitioned the Will County court with a complaint about Stateville charging too much for commissary.
It's bad enough having to pull an 80-year prison sentence, but when they start overcharging you for soap, toothpaste and deodorant, something's got to give. A convicted murderer locked up at Stateville Correctional Center filed a petition in Will Count Court claiming that he's been subjected to price-gouging by prison officials. In his court filing, Robert Hernandez, 51, accuses Department of Corrections officials of flaunting a recommendation by the Illinois Auditor General to review the markup on items sold in prison commissaries. Stateville, and other correctional centers, slaps a 25 percent increase on items sold from prison commissaries, according to the petition. The extra prison tax is 35 percent on tobacco products, the filing …