CHICAGO (AP) — A memo says Illinois prison officials wanted Drew Peterson transferred to a federal prison because the former suburban police officer convicted of killing his third wife and plotting to kill the prosecutor posed a danger to the prison.
The Chicago Sun-Times (http://bit.ly/2mnVegy ) reports it obtained a memo in which an official said Peterson was a "threat to safety and security of the department." The official recommended monitoring Peterson's mail and phone calls. Peterson was transferred last month from the Menard Correctional Center in Illinois to a federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Peterson was serving a 38-year prison sentence in the 2004 slaying of Kathleen Savio when he was convicted last year of trying to hire someone to kill the prosecutor. He's a suspect — though not charged — in the 2007 disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy Peterson.
This story has been corrected to show that the name of the Indiana city where Peterson is now imprisoned is Terre Haute, not Terra Haute.
Information from: Chicago Sun-Times, http://chicago.suntimes.com/