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Tue August 28, 2012
Illinois Department of Corrections Says, “Don’t Stop Coming to Work”
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 31st. Governor Pat Quinn wants to shut down prisons such as Tamms in Southern Illinois, but is meeting resistance from the prison workers' union.