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    Two southern Illinois prisons on lockdown due to chicken pox

    by  • December 19, 2014 • News

    CHESTER — A southern Illinois maximum-security state prison is on lockdown because five inmates in one housing unit have developed chickenpox, while a minimum-security prison in the same region is locked down with two other possible¬† cases of the virus. Illinois Department of Corrections spokesman Tom Shaer says three cases of chickenpox at the...

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