Tamms, other Illinois prison closures begin

Friday, December 21, 2012

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- A mass migration of some of Illinois' most dangerous criminals is underway as state officials began shutting down the Tamms Correctional Center and other prison facilities.

More than two dozen inmates were being bused from the super-maximum-security prison in Southern Illinois to the Pontiac Correctional Center on Thursday with an aim on closing Tamms by Jan. 4, an Illinois Department of Corrections spokeswoman said.

Other facilities set to close next week include adult transitional centers in Decatur, Carbondale and Chicago.

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