Prison Sketch Lands Ill. Inmate In Trouble

TAMMS, Ill. (AP) – A convicted killer is under scrutiny by Illinois prison officials over whether one of his drawings depicting a newborn in an incubator should be used to raise funds for a pregnancy center.

The Belleville News-Democrat says the Illinois Department of Corrections has written Corey Fox up for distributing or posting written materials, or engaging in an unauthorized business venture.

At issue is whether the drawing by the inmate at the Tamms Correctional Center should be allowed to be reproduced on T-shirts benefiting the Elgin-based TLC Pregnancy Center.

Fox’s supporters say Fox never sought to profit from the drawing.

The corrections department acknowledges the investigation, but won’t elaborate.

Fox is serving a life sentence in a Madison County stabbing death. He also pleaded guilty to strangling a cellmate.

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