Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Illinois corruption 8/7/12: State police investigation at the Tamms supermax

Does the criminality at the Tamms, Illinois "supermax" prison go beyond the prison population? We may find out.

From the Southern Illinosian:
Two weeks after officials searched guards and other employees at various state prisons for contraband, the Illinois State Police is conducting an investigating at the Tamms Correctional Center.

The state police probe is the latest wrinkle in Gov. Pat Quinn’s attempt to close the state’s only “supermax” prison – a controversial move that has been challenged by state lawmakers and is the subject of a court hearing in Cairo on Wednesday.

A state police spokeswoman confirmed the investigation Tuesday, but wouldn’t divulge its purpose.

"We are not at liberty to comment on a pending investigation," spokeswoman Monique Bond said in a statement issued Tuesday.
Stay tuned.

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