Employees in limbo as judge blocks Tamms Prison closing

Sunday, October 14, 2012

SPRINGFIELD -- A Southern Illinois judge's decision to continue blocking Gov. Pat Quinn from closing state prison facilities likely will leave workers in limbo for more than a month.

In a ruling handed down Wednesday, Associate Circuit Court Judge Charles Cavaness said the Quinn administration must negotiate with the state's largest employee union over safety concerns associated with his plan to shut down facilities in Tamms, Dwight, Murphysboro, Carbondale and Decatur.

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