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October 20, 2014, 5:49 pm
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Prison Closure Could Happen Within Weeks


The last obstacle to the closure of two Illinois prisons and several other corrections facilities has been removed.

 

A Southern Illinois judge has lifted his injunction that blocked Quinn from proceeding with the shutdown.

 

The governor’s office says the Tamms supermax prison and the Dwight women’s facility will close within weeks, as will several juvenile detention centers and halfway houses.

 

AFSCME opposes the shutdown, saying it will add to overcrowding in other prisons and jeopardize the safety of guards and inmates.

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