Trapped in Tamms
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Attorneys for a non-profit legal group in Chicago have filed a motion in a downstate court case involving whether the supermax Tamms prison should close.
Faygie Fields' escape from years of solitary confinement on the toughest wing of Illinois' only state-run supermax prison began with food.
A Southern Illinois judge has agreed to extend a halt of the transfer of inmates from the supermax Tamms Correctional Center until Aug. 31, according to a written statement issued today by the union representing prison guards that opposes closure of the lockup.
Despite uncertainty about whether the Tamms Correctional Center will continue to operate, a United Nations committee is expected to make a decision this week about whether to seek permission from the U.S. State Department to investigate solitary confinement at the supermax prison to see if it meets...