Judge Delays Quinn's Push To Close PrisonsAn Illinois judge is barring Gov. Quinn's plan to close two prisons, at least for now, citing safety concerns.
Watchdogs Urge Quinn To Stick By Move To Close Tamms Supermax PrisonA 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.
Letter: Illinois Abandons Aug. 31 Prison ClosingsGov. 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.
State Agrees To Halt Transfers From Prisons Set To CloseThe 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.