Tamms Prison http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Arbitrator: Quinn Has Taken Necessary Steps To Close Prisons http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/arbitrator-quinn-has-taken-necessary-steps-close-prisons <p></p><p>An independent arbitrator has ruled that Illinois&nbsp;Gov. Pat Quinn has taken the necessary steps and may proceed with closing seven correctional facilities -- including the high-security prison at&nbsp;Tamms.</p><p>The union representing correctional workers released arbitrator Steven&nbsp;Bierig's&nbsp;decision Monday. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees planned to ask a judge in Alexander County to keep in place an order prohibiting the closures.</p> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 17:48:20 +0000 The Associated Press 5872 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Arbitrator: Quinn Has Taken Necessary Steps To Close Prisons Tamms, other prisons will stay open for another month http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/tamms-other-prisons-will-stay-open-another-month <p>Two major Illinois prisons and other facilities will stay open for at least another month after an arbitrator ruled&nbsp;Gov. Pat Quinn's administration violated workers' rights in rushing to&nbsp;<a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gov-quinn-will-again-propose-state-facility-closures-balance-illinois-budget">close them</a>.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 22:22:15 +0000 The Associated Press 4474 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Tamms, other prisons will stay open for another month Morning Headlines - Wednesday, June 20, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-june-20-2012 <p><strong>Quinn will close two prisons, including Tamms</strong></p><p><em>Rachel Otwell contributed reporting from Springfield, Ill.</em></p><p>Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn made it official on Tuesday - he will close two state prisons, including the state&#39;s supermax facility in Tamms.</p><p>Rep. Brandon Phelps, of Harrisburg, says he received a brief memo from Quinn, saying that Tamms and a prison in Dwight will close, as well as juvenile detention centers in Joliet and Murphysboro. That&#39;s despite legislators including money in the 2013 budget for the facilities.</p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 12:53:23 +0000 Rachel Lippmann, Illinois Public Radio & Tim Lloyd 3949 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning Headlines - Wednesday, June 20, 2012 Morning headlines - Monday, June 11, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-june-11-2012 <p><strong>Finding from Washington University could hold key to more targeted breast cancer treatments</strong></p><p>Researchers at Washington University have <a href="http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature11143.html">uncovered a genetic mutation</a> that explains why some women don&#39;t respond to a common form of breast cancer treatment.</p><p>Before surgery, most women with breast cancer receive aromatase inhibitors, which reduce the production of estrogen to shrink the size of tumors. But it doesn&#39;t always work.</p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 11:35:30 +0000 Rachel Lippmann & Tim Lloyd 3880 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines - Monday, June 11, 2012 Quinn defends plan to close super-max prison in southern Ill. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/quinn-defends-plan-close-super-max-prison-southern-ill <iframe width="425" height="350" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" src="http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&amp;client=firefox-a&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;q=tamms+state+prison&amp;fb=1&amp;gl=us&amp;hq=tamms+state+prison&amp;cid=0,0,1340856994142960306&amp;t=h&amp;ll=37.28935,-89.254303&amp;spn=0.0956,0.145912&amp;z=12&amp;iwloc=A&amp;output=embed"></iframe><br /><small><a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&amp;client=firefox-a&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;q=tamms+state+prison&amp;fb=1&amp;gl=us&amp;hq=tamms+state+prison&amp;cid=0,0,1340856994142960306&amp;t=h&amp;ll=37.28935,-89.254303&amp;spn=0.0956,0.145912&amp;z=12&amp;iwloc=A&amp;source=embed" style="color:#0000FF;text-align:left">View Larger Map</a></small><p><em>Reporting from WBEZ&#39;s Alex Keefe used in this report.</em></p><p>Governor Pat Quinn is defending his <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-gov-quinn-give-address-toughest-budget-weve-ever-faced">plan to close a super-maximum security prison</a> in southern Illinois.</p><p>The governor&#39;s office says closing Tamms prison would save the state nearly $22 million next year. Quinn says it costs more than 64,000 per year to lock up a prisoner there - about three times the statewide average.</p><p> Tue, 28 Feb 2012 22:40:51 +0000 WBEZ & Bill Raack 3167 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org