Inmates at an Illinois prison say they don't know why they are being held in a new high-security unit that is infested with mice, filth, and freezing cold temperatures, so they've decided to go on a hunger strike to protest the conditions. But the prison denies the poor conditions and says the inmat ... More >>
Another security breach surfaces at Illinois' superexpensive supermaximum prison
Faced with supertough restrictions, inmates at Tamms protest by refusing to eat
Published the week of February 23
Tamms Correctional Center is one of the toughest, most expensive and least crowded prisons in the nation. But does it accomplish anything —- besides driving inmates insane?