prison http://wkms.org en Kentucky Ends Use of Private Prisons http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-ends-use-private-prisons <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A decision not to renew a contract with a Marion County prison means Kentucky &nbsp;inmates will no longer be housed in private facilities.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The state is ending contracts with two facilities in eastern and central Kentucky.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 19:15:37 +0000 Drew Adams 32668 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Ends Use of Private Prisons Barlow Attorneys File Motion for Shock Probation http://wkms.org/post/barlow-attorneys-file-motion-shock-probation <p></p><p>Former South Marshall Middle School principal Kent Barlow's Attorneys&nbsp;have filed a motion seeking shock probation&nbsp;in lieu of his 10-year prison sentence. Tue, 06 Nov 2012 13:11:18 +0000 WKMS & The West-Kentucky Star 24151 at http://wkms.org Barlow Attorneys File Motion for Shock Probation Tamms Prisoners Relocated http://wkms.org/post/tamms-prisoners-relocated <p>Illinois officials have moved eight of the state&#39;s more volatile criminals from the supermax Tamms penitentiary. The move occurred yesterday, part of Governor Pat Quinn&#39;s plan to close Tamms and one other major prison.&nbsp; The same day, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees filed a lawsuit to stop the transfers.&nbsp; The union for Illinois&rsquo; corrections workers wants the state to negotiate how moving dangerous criminals will affect them.</p> Fri, 03 Aug 2012 15:17:13 +0000 The Associated Press 20173 at http://wkms.org Tamms Prisoners Relocated 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 Panel Votes Against Closing Supermax Prison http://wkms.org/post/panel-votes-against-closing-supermax-prison <p>The only super-maximum security prison in Illinois may not close after all. An Illinois panel voted Tuesday against closing the Tamms Correctional Center and other prisons.</p><p>The Illinois Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability voted 7 to 3 against the closure. Republican Representative Mike Tryon was among those who voted no. He said he couldn&rsquo;t support closing prisons without a plan for what to do with the structures.</p> Wed, 02 May 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Jacob McCleland 17821 at http://wkms.org