Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has proposed closing Tamms Correctional Center, the state’s only supermax prison. Even if driven by economic efficiency concerns, this action could put an end to prison conditions that have caused a mental health crisis, precipitated, among other reasons, by the fact that the 200 inmates held at Tamms have lived in almost continuous solitary confinement. Read more here.
Illinois residents can support this proposal and the Tamms Year Ten Committee’s work by following this link and making a call.