Between 80 and a hundred people die behind bars in Illinois every year.
The average age of the people who die is 54.
The Department of Corrections says it carefully reviews every death, but information on deaths provided to Chicago public station WBEZ was scattershot and incomplete.
Rob Wildeboer continues our series, “Of natural causes: Death in Illinois prisons.”
Keith Dean has a manila envelope that causes him a lot of grief and regret, but he can’t throw it out.