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Resource ID: #24762
Subject: Prisons
Source: News-Democrat (Belleville, Ill.)
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Date: 12/12/2010; 12/19/2010; 12/30/2010; 01/05/2010; 01/09/2010; 01/12/2010

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The reporters find that hundreds of guards at a Illinois maximum security prison were receiving large taxpayer-funded injury awards for carpal tunnel syndrome they claimed came from unlocking cell doors. The state had spent $30.6 million on these settlements over three years. As a result of the investigation, the Illinois Department of Insurance launched a civil and criminal investigation.

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