The Joliet Correctional Center was shut down in 2002, after more than 140 years of use as a state prison. (Credit: CBS)

State: Joliet Prison Not An Option For Holding NATO Arrestees

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart still has his eyes on Joliet as a possible place to house any arrestee overflow there might be later this month during the NATO summit.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2012

Thomson Prison

Kirk Wants Guarantee Of No Terrorists At Prison

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) says he is not opposed to the sale of Thomson Prison to the federal government, but says there must be one provision.

CBS Chicago–03/24/2011

Thomson Prison

State Hopes To Auction Off Thomson Prison

The State of Illinois is hoping to auction off the Thomson Correctional Center this morning.

CBS Chicago–12/21/2010