Tamms Correctional Center
Guards at Illinois state prisons worked overtime last year to the tune of $62 million but that won’t be the case this year.
Seven Illinois correctional facilities, including the modern but hotly debated high-security Tamms prison, will close within weeks after action by a judge Wednesday, Gov. Pat Quinn said.
A coalition of prison watchdogs, former inmates and inmates’ families Wednesday called on Gov. Pat Quinn to stand by his decision to close the state’s Tamms supermax prison — and on the guards’ union to give up its court battle to keep it open.
Gov. Pat Quinn has officially abandoned his hope of shutting down some Illinois prison facilities by the end of the week, according to a Corrections Department letter obtained Monday by The Associated Press.
A group of protesters critical of prisoner treatment at the state’s super-max prison marched in the Loop on Wednesday in support of Gov. Pat Quinn’s plan to close the facility.
Gov. Pat Quinn said Monday that he plans to call for significant cuts to Medicaid funding as part of his effort to slash the state budget to spending levels lower than fiscal year 2008.
An inmate at an Illinois maximum security prison serving a life sentence is in trouble over a drawing celebrating life.