Menard http://peoriapublicradio.org en Concerns for Menard Correctional Center http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/concerns-menard-correctional-center <p></p><div>An Illinois prison watchdog group says conditions are tense at Menard Correctional Center, in southern Illinois. Wednesday a man was charged with murdering his cell-mate last month. IPR's Brian Mackey has more.</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That was the third inmate murder at </span>Menard<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> this year.</span></div><div>The prison has more than 3,600 men well over the capacity for which it was designed. And it's a rough crowd, with more than half the inmates in for murder.</div><div>John Maki, director of the prison-monitoring John Howard Association, says that combination is at the heart of Menard's long list of problems.</div><div> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 21:59:08 +0000 Deborah Oldenkamp 4529 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Concerns for Menard Correctional Center