Tamms

Government
9:00 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Illinois Department of Corrections Says, “Don’t Stop Coming to Work”

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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.

Morning Cram
11:02 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Morning Cram [Sinai Extremely Dangerous Edition]

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From NPR:  Situation In Sinai Is "Extremely Dangerous" As Egypt Moves Against Militants.  

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Government
8:40 am
Wed August 8, 2012

Tamms Leaks Investigated

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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's an "ongoing investigation into criminal activity," but she didn't go in to detail. However, an employee at Tamms said investigators tried to interview several workers there yesterday and most didn't agree to answer questions. 

Government
10:17 am
Fri August 3, 2012

Tamms Prisoners Relocated

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Illinois officials have moved eight of the state's more volatile criminals from the supermax Tamms penitentiary. The move occurred yesterday, part of Governor Pat Quinn's plan to close Tamms and one other major prison.  The same day, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees filed a lawsuit to stop the transfers.  The union for Illinois’ corrections workers wants the state to negotiate how moving dangerous criminals will affect them.