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Quinn Gets Go-Ahead to Close Illinois Prisons

Quinn said in a news release late Wednesday that an Alexander County Judge dissolved an injunction stopping the closures.

12/19/2012

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Illinois Judge Bars Quinn from Closing Prisons

The order keeps Quinn from closing prisons in Tamms and Dwight, three halfway houses and youth detention centers in Joliet and Murphysboro.

09/04/2012

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Judge Extends Halt of Transfers From Tamms

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.

08/17/2012