Murder Suspect Files Complaint About Conditions In Illinois Jail

| by Will Hagle

An Illinois inmate has filed a complaint regarding conditions at the Will County Adult Detention Center where he is being held for murder charges. 

The man, 21-year-old Adam Landerman, is being held in the prison as he awaits his trial for the murders of 22-year-olds Eric Glove and Terrance Rankins, who died in January 2013 after an alleged attempted robbery at a home in Joliet, Illinois. 

Landerman, who is also the son of a police officer, filed his complaint regarding the temperature in the prison as well as the food options on the menu and the size of the library. Landerman also reportedly claimed that the towels in the jail are too small. He cites Illinois administrative code in the complaint, explaining that the standards in the detention center where he is being held are too low. Another complaint of his is that breakfast is served too early (before 6:30 a.m.) and so is lunch (at 10:00 a.m.), leaving him and other inmates hungry and therefore more confrontational throughout the day. 

In response to the complaints, the Sheriff’s office had some harsh words.

“We’re not a hotel; we’re a jail,” Will County Sheriff’s Deputy Chief Ken Kaupas said, according to the Daily Mail. 

Three other suspects are currently in custody awaiting trial for the same murder. 26-year-old Joshua Miner and 20-year-old Bethany McKee await the same criminal proceedings as Landerman. According to the Chicago Tribune, 20-year-old Alisa Massaro has plead guilty to lesser charges of robbery and concealing a homicide in order to serve a reduced sentence of 10 years while testifying against her accomplices. 

Police claim that they discovered the four suspects playing video games in the house while continuing to ignore the strangled and murdered bodies next to them. 

The complaint is scheduled to be heard in court on August 28.

Sources: Daily Mail, Chicago Tribune