Thomson Correctional Center

Thomson Prison

Feds Allocate $54 Million To Open Thomson Prison

About $10 million will be used to renovate the maximum-security penitentiary that was a state prison that never fully opened because of budget constraints. The additional $43.7 million will be used for staffing and equipment.


Thomson Prison

Federal Government To Buy Thomson Prison For $165M

The federal government has agreed to buy the vacant Thomson Correctional Center, in western Illinois along the Iowa border, in a move that has been held up for almost three years.


Thomson Prison

Fear Of Guantanamo Inmates Coming Inland Holds Up Thomson Prison Sale

Fear over Guantanamo inmates coming inland is holding up the sale of the state prison at Thomson.


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