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Judge Delays Quinn’s Push To Close Prisons

An Illinois judge is barring Gov. Quinn’s plan to close two prisons, at least for now, citing safety concerns.

10/11/2012

A man holds on to a prison bar inside of a jail cell. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Watchdogs Urge Quinn To Stick By Move To Close Tamms Supermax Prison

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.

WBBM Newsradio–09/26/2012

Prison fence

Letter: Illinois Abandons Aug. 31 Prison Closings

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.

08/27/2012

Prison fence

State Agrees To Halt Transfers From Prisons Set To Close

The state’s largest public employee union has won a short-term victory, with the state agreeing to temporarily stop moving inmates from prisons scheduled to close.

CBS Chicago–08/09/2012

Gov. Pat Quinn discusses pension and Medicaid reform efforts during an interview with CBS 2 on May 8, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Dwight Village President: Quinn’s Plan To Close Prisons Is A Bargaining Ploy

Angry reaction is erupting from Gov. Pat Quinn’s order to close down several Illinois prisons, including the women’s correctional center in Dwight.

CBS Chicago–06/20/2012