“Backyard brawls” @ Chicago Tribune

Posted on November 14, 2012

November 13, 2012 (courtesy of Tamms Year Ten): “Months into Gov. Pat Quinn’s plan to shut down a handful of obsolete state-run facilities, the task is proving difficult. It is taking longer and costing more than expected, in part because defenders of the status quo are putting up a ferocious fight.

A southern Illinois judge has ordered the state to keep prisons open while it negotiates with AFSCME, the public employee union that opposes the closings. Among the facilities left open under the ruling is the half-empty Tamms Correctional Center, which is located in the county where the judge serves………………..”

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