Tags » Tamms

Tamms prison likely to remain closed

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ Little support seems to exist for reopening a super-maximum prison in southern Illinois that has been closed for more than two years. 104 more words


Ex-Tamms inmate accused in prison stabbing

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ Illinois prison officials have identified a former Tamms super maximum-security prison inmate as responsible for a knife attack Monday that injured three guards. 107 more words


Today's find: 'Not knowing'

It’s been four days since Ellen and her companions left for their mission trip to Haiti, and we haven’t heard a peep. 379 more words

Inmate-empty Tamms to close Jan. 4

The Tamms Correctional Center’s last day of operation is Jan. 4, 2013, Illinois Department of Corrections officials said Monday, noting that all inmates have been transferred to other facilities. 623 more words


19 Stitches in my face and head

19 Stitches in my face and head; a broken nose; a 3” scar on my right forearm…
In March of 2003, as a tactical unit officer at Tamms CC, I took a Cmax elevated security inmate from… 396 more words

Staff Assault