Supermax prison to shut for good on January 4.
The supermax prison is paying out hundreds of thousands of dollars in overtime to its security staff despite having more guards than inmates, according to a newspaper report.
Associate Circuit Judge Charles Cavaness issued the order from Alexander County, home of the Tamms Prison.
SIU profesor John Jackson says anti-Chicago sentiment has grown in Southern Illinois over the last 10-15 years.
Governor Quinn has now offered to sell Tamms Prison to the federal government.