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Concertina wire surrounds the buildings of the Pontiac Correctional Center, Friday, March 29, in Pontiac. Pontiac prison chief Randy Pfister proudly displayed his facility, whose oldest part dates to the administration of President Ulysses S. Grant, lifting a curtain that Gov. Pat Quinn had drawn over his penitentiaries until last fall but reversed after media agitation. The warden said Friday his staff has absorbed highly volatile former Tamms Correctional Center inmates without violence or other trouble by explaining expectations and "giving them what they have coming, nothing more and nothing less." AP Photo

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