Illinois Dept. of Corrections investigating inmate deaths at Menard

CHESTER, Ill. – The Illinois State Police and Department of Corrections are investigating a series of deaths at the Menard Corrections Center in Chester, Illinois.

A prison spokesperson had no comment on the matter and told reporters to leave the premises. A state media spokesman said they’re looking into three recent deaths but offered no additional specifics.

It’s unclear when or how the inmates died.