Tamms Correctional Center http://wkms.org en Illinois Union Wants Violent Inmates to Stay Put http://wkms.org/post/illinois-union-wants-violent-inmates-stay-put <p></p><p>The union representing Illinois correctional workers is demanding a stop to what it says is the transfer of violent maximum-security prison inmates to less-secure lockups.</p><p>The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees says in one instance up to 15 inmates were being moved to medium-security prisons. The inmates allegedly beat two guards and a chaplain at Menard prison last week. The union is worried increased violence has ushered a return of "circuit riders," or keeping troublemakers isolated by moving them from prison to prison. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 13:30:00 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 28055 at http://wkms.org Illinois Union Wants Violent Inmates to Stay Put Quinn's Budget Cuts Stand http://wkms.org/post/quinns-budget-cuts-stand <p></p><p>The Illinois House has not overridden Gov. Pat Quinn’s budget cuts that are forcing some prisons and other state facilities to close. The House did not consider an override vote Wednesday before adjourning the last day of veto session. House Speaker Michael Madigan did not think it was necessary to take action against the measure. Thu, 06 Dec 2012 14:25:58 +0000 The Associated Press & Whitney Jones 25361 at http://wkms.org Quinn's Budget Cuts Stand the morning cram [not corny enough edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-not-corny-enough-edition <p><strong>Today on NPR:</strong></p><ul><li>Fact checkers <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2012/09/05/160591872/democrats-unleashed-some-dubious-or-misleading-claims-fact-checkers-say">dubious </a>on some claims made at the DNC.</li></ul><p></p><p><strong>In Kentucky:</strong></p><ul><li>Commonwealth Education Commissioner Terry Holliday braces teachers for <a href="http://wkms.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/post/ky-ed-commissioner-warns-low-test-scores">lower-than-expected</a> test scores.</li></ul><p></p><p><strong>In Illinois:</strong></p> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 12:49:06 +0000 Todd Hatton 21719 at http://wkms.org the morning cram [not corny enough edition] Judge Sides With AFSCME And Arbitrator To Halt Prison Transfers http://wkms.org/post/judge-sides-afscme-and-arbitrator-halt-prison-transfers <p>A southern Illinois judge upheld an arbitrator’s decision on Tuesday to continue a freeze on inmate transfers out of the Tamms Supermax prison and other facilities slated for closure.&nbsp; Judge Charles Cavaness ruled in Alexander County Court that the temporary restraining order can stay in place for 30 days while the state and the workers’ union return to impact bargaining.&nbsp; Last week, arbitrator Steven Bierig&nbsp; ruled the state violated the collective bargaining agreement with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, or AFSCME, did not rule on the union’ Wed, 05 Sep 2012 12:29:14 +0000 Jacob McCleland 21716 at http://wkms.org Judge Sides With AFSCME And Arbitrator To Halt Prison Transfers Judge Halts Closure of Tamms and Other Correctional Facilities http://wkms.org/post/judge-halts-closure-tamms-and-other-correctional-facilities <p>A southern Illinois judge is temporarily prohibiting Gov. Pat Quinn from closing state correctional facilities. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees says Circuit Judge Charles Cavaness in Alexander County granted the union's request for a temporary restraining order. The order keeps Quinn from closing prisons in Tamms and Dwight, and three halfway houses and youth detention centers in Joliet and Murphysboro. Tue, 04 Sep 2012 21:13:12 +0000 The Associated Press 21693 at http://wkms.org Judge Halts Closure of Tamms and Other Correctional Facilities Afternoon Round-Up 8/9/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-8912 <p><strong>Today on NPR:</strong> The U.S. government has been tightening the screws on <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/08/08/158441566/tax-evaders-beware-moneys-getting-harder-to-hide">Americans who hide money</a> in offshore accounts, putting pressure on overseas banks, and joining forces with European and Japanese regulators.</p><p> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 20:24:29 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 20515 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 8/9/12 Transfers at Illinois Prisons Pause While Union and State Officials Meet http://wkms.org/post/transfers-illinois-prisons-pause-while-union-and-state-officials-meet <p>Prisoners at the Tamms Correctional Center in southern Illinois will remain at the facility until Corrections Department union employees have a say in the closure process. Governor Pat Quinn ordered Tamms and other prisons closed in June to save the state money. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees has asked for transfers to stop while state and union officials discuss safety measures for the closings. AFSCME spokesman Anders Lindall says the two sides will meet an arbitrator Tuesday. Thu, 09 Aug 2012 17:27:24 +0000 Shelly Baskin 20501 at http://wkms.org Transfers at Illinois Prisons Pause While Union and State Officials Meet Afternoon Round-Up 7/27/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-72712 <p><strong>Today on NPR:</strong> In Connecticut, the birth of what&#39;s thought to be a rare <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/07/27/157489542/one-white-buffalo-to-get-sacred-name-death-of-another-still-stirs-anger">white bison</a> is drawing Native Americans to a sacred ceremony.</p><p> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 20:32:01 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 19855 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 7/27/12 Tamms Minimum Security Prisoners Transfered http://wkms.org/post/tamms-minimum-security-prisoners-transfered <p>The Illinois Department of Corrections has transferred thirty more minimum-security inmates yesterday from the Tamms Prison to a work camp in Hardin County. The prison has been marked for closure August 31<sup>st</sup>. &nbsp;Shutting it down is projected to save the state an estimated $48 million.</p> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 15:43:48 +0000 Dave Shinall & AP 19834 at http://wkms.org Tamms Minimum Security Prisoners Transfered morning cram [mango pickle down river edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-mango-pickle-down-river-edition <p><strong>Today on NPR: </strong>Vannak Prum was forced to work on a Thai fishing boat for three years before he escaped by jumping overboard. With little oversight, rogue captains <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/06/20/155048186/illegal-fishing-molotov-cocktails-a-daring-escape">buy men</a> like Prum from traffickers and use them to plunder the fishing grounds of surrounding nations.</p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 15:04:29 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 18462 at http://wkms.org morning cram [mango pickle down river edition]