IDOC Inmates Help with Tornado Relief

Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) inmates volunteered to help with disaster relief efforts after 24 tornadoes damaged homes and buildings as well as killed at least six people in 15 Illinois counties in the central part of the state on Nov. 17.

Illinois’ Only Supermax Facility Set to Close

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has proposed closing eight of the state’s correctional facilities, including Tamms Correctional Center in Tamms, Ill., the state’s only supermax prison.