Ill. Gov. Pat Quinn wins latest round in prison closure fight

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Gov. Pat Quinn won the latest round in his bid to close two state prisons and a handful of other facilities, but the legal wrangling over his controversial move will keep them open for now.

An arbitrator ruled late Friday that the state had acted reasonably when it began taking steps to close the Tamms Correctional Center, the all-female prison in Dwight, Ill., a youth lockup in Murphysboro, Ill., and halfway houses in Decatur, Ill., and Carbondale, Ill.

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Pertinent address:

Tamms, Ill.

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