Thomson Prison Receives Funding Boost

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced on June 5 that he and other members of the Senate Appropriations Committee had approved $43.7 million for equipment and staffing to continue the activation of Thomson Prison.

Obama Seeks Funding to Reopen Thomson Prison

In his 2014 fiscal year budget proposal to Congress, President Barack Obama recommended to fund the reopening of the maximum-security Thomson Correctional Center in Thomson.