Tamms http://wkms.org en Illinois Department of Corrections Says, “Don’t Stop Coming to Work” http://wkms.org/post/illinois-department-corrections-says-don-t-stop-coming-work <p></p><p>The Illinois Department of Corrections is telling workers at prisons targeted for shutdown they should keep coming to work after the end of the month. A letter sent to correctional employees announces what officials call a "temporary delay" in the face of layoffs and closures scheduled for August 31<sup>st</sup>. &nbsp;Governor Pat Quinn wants to shut down prisons such as Tamms in Southern Illinois, but is meeting resistance from the prison workers' union.</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 14:00:31 +0000 Dave Shinall & The Associated Press 21383 at http://wkms.org Illinois Department of Corrections Says, “Don’t Stop Coming to Work” Morning Cram [Sinai Extremely Dangerous Edition] http://wkms.org/post/morning-cram-sinai-extremely-dangerous-edition <p><strong>From NPR: </strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/08/08/158408074/situation-in-sinai-is-extremely-dangerous-as-egypt-moves-against-militants">Situation In Sinai Is &quot;Extremely Dangerous&quot; </a>As Egypt Moves Against Militants. &nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 16:02:50 +0000 Dave Shinall 20430 at http://wkms.org Morning Cram [Sinai Extremely Dangerous Edition] Tamms Leaks Investigated http://wkms.org/post/tamms-leaks-investigated <p>Illinois State Police have launched a criminal investigation at the Tamms Correctional Center following leaks to reporters about the process of closing the prison. Spokeswoman Monique Bond said there&#39;s an &quot;ongoing investigation into criminal activity,&quot; but she didn&#39;t go in to detail. However, an employee at Tamms said investigators tried to interview several workers there yesterday and most didn&#39;t agree to answer questions.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 13:40:49 +0000 Dave Shinall & The Associated Press 20415 at http://wkms.org Tamms Leaks Investigated 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