The Chicago Tribune reports that Governor Pat Quinn plans to close Illinois “supermax” prison at Tamms. Although this is for budgetary reasons, this is a big step forward in the ACLU of Illinois’ fight against the inhumane practice of solitary confinement in our prisons.

A spokeswoman with Quinn's budget office confirmed the plans to close the super-maximum prison near Tamms in far southern Illinois…
"The governor's decision to close several facilities was made after careful consideration and extensive deliberation," Kraft said.

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