Associate Circuit Judge Charles Cavaness issued the order from Alexander County, home of the Tamms Prison.
The Illinois Supreme Court today will approve ten new counties for a “cameras and microphones in the courtroom” pilot program.
Gov. Pat Quinn has sought to close the state’s only supermax prison at Tamms, a women’s lockup at Dwight and various other corrections sites.
“Social and economic factors are probably the largest contributors to how long we live and how healthy we live”