Illinois Governor Proposes Closing Controversial Tamms Supermax Prison

In a budget briefing held this afternoon, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn proposed closing the state’s notorious Tamms supermax prison. The proposal is part of a package of deep spending cuts to nearly all areas of state government, which¬†Quinn called a “rendezvous with reality.” Tamms¬†holds more than 200 prisoners in long-term solitary confinement in conditions that […]