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Closing Tamms Prison Means Changes at Pontiac Facility to Handle Inmates

Prison workers say making room for them means moving segregated Pontiac inmates into cells together. Workers say that’s potentially dangerous for inmates.

10/03/2012

File photo of a prison. (Credit: Jodie Coston/Getty Images)

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

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn  (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Arbitrator: Quinn, Prisons Violated Union Contract

Two major Illinois prisons and other facilities will stay open for at least another month after the arbitrator’s ruling.

08/31/2012

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To Tamms, Prison Closure Means Pain, Betrayal

There’s anger at Gov. Pat Quinn in the Alexander County community of Tamms over his decision to mothball the state’s only “supermax” facility.

07/01/2012

Getty/Alex Wong

Quinn Can Close Prisons, But Can’t Reuse Money

He needs legislative authority to shift the money.

06/27/2012

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Report: Southern Illinois Worker’s Compensation Awards Skyrocket

Illinois has very low criteria for proving what is known as “causation,” or how job duties contributed to the injury, according to some.

12/05/2011

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Driver Shot After Brandishing Sword

The driver approached police in a threatening manner.

07/27/2011

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