Subject:

Tamms Correctional Center

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2014

    Locked-Up in "High Security Unit" and Not Told Why, Prisoners Hunger Strike for Answer

    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 >>

  • News

    August 29, 2001

    Blooper Max

    Another security breach surfaces at Illinois' superexpensive supermaximum prison

  • News

    May 10, 2000

    Nothing Left to Lose

    Faced with supertough restrictions, inmates at Tamms protest by refusing to eat

  • News

    February 23, 2000

    Letters to the Editor

    Published the week of February 23

  • News

    February 16, 2000

    Cruel and Usual

    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?

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