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Alleged murderer complains jail conditions not to his liking

Updated: August 21, 2014 6:52AM



While the law doesn’t require accommodations at the Will County Jail to be on par with a five-star hotel, a double-murder defendant in custody there is complaining that some of the basic standards aren’t being met.

Adam Landerman, 21, of Joliet, filed a petition with the court this month alleging several services and amenities at the jail are not meeting state requirements, including bath towels that are not the proper size, the air conditioning being too cold and meals being served too early.

“The towels provided to detainees by the (jail) are hand towel size, not bath towel size, and are not large enough for use after showers or to use for their intended purposes,” his complaint reads.

The 15-count petition, filed July 8, calls for a number of issues to be addressed, such as detainees not being able to have private interviews with attorneys, excessive prices charged for commissary items and not enough food being served, causing “hunger pains.”

Landerman was charged along with Joshua Miner, 26, Alisa Massaro, 20, and Bethany McKee, 20, with the January 2013 murders of Eric Glover and Terrance Rankins, both 22, at Massaro’s Joliet home.

Landerman’s next court hearing in the murder case is Monday, and his grievances concerning jail conditions are to be heard Aug. 28.



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