Illinois tames Tamms prison rules

According to the article, the Illinois prison director has changed security procedures to require fewer officers and fewer restraints during inmate movement.

More concerning, the article states that due to the transfer of the Tamms prisoners, the inmates in Pontiac, a maximum security institution, will have to double bunk in cells in isolation.  It goes (or should go) without saying that inmates with established records of disruptive behavior should not be bunking together for safety and security reasons.  The article states that within a day of the implementation of the bunking policy, two inmates caused a disturbance that required the use of pepper spray to quell.

Read the article here.

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