AFSCME Local Council 31, which represents state corrections workers,
forcefully argued in Springfield today that Gov. Pat Quinn’s planned
prison closings put an overcrowded system over the edge – and could lead
to more prison violence.
There is clear evidence the system is overcrowded. Less clear is whether the August 31 closure of Tamms super max prison and Dwight women’s prison, along with additional facility closings, will lead to more violence. Read more »