“Letter: Illinois abandons Aug. 31 prison closings” @ The Southern Illinoisan

Posted on August 31, 2012

John O’Connor — August 27, 2012: “SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has officially abandoned his hope of shutting down prisons by the end of the week, according to a Corrections Department letter obtained Monday by The Associated Press.

In the letter dated Aug. 24, department Director S.A. “Tony” Godinez, instructs employees at prisons that are slated to close — including the supermax-security lockup at Tamms — to continue reporting to work after this Friday. Godinez calls the action a “temporary delay for the layoffs and closures” that were scheduled for Aug. 31.

“All affected employees have been notified of the temporary delay and directed to continue to report for duty at their current work location,” according to the letter, which was given to the AP by a former corrections employee………………………”

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