Prison workers say making room for them means moving segregated Pontiac inmates into cells together. Workers say that’s potentially dangerous for inmates.
The order keeps Quinn from closing prisons in Tamms and Dwight, three halfway houses and youth detention centers in Joliet and Murphysboro.
Two major Illinois prisons and other facilities will stay open for at least another month after the arbitrator’s ruling.
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.
He needs legislative authority to shift the money.
Illinois has very low criteria for proving what is known as “causation,” or how job duties contributed to the injury, according to some.
The driver approached police in a threatening manner.