Lawmakers Team Up to Pass Legislation to Study the Reopening of Tamms Minimum Security Correctional Facility

Lawmakers Team Up to Pass Legislation to Study the Reopening of Tamms Minimum Security Correctional Facility

ILLINOIS (STATEHOUSE RADIO) — State Representative Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) and State Representative Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis) joined forces in Springfield this week to pass legislation that creates a Task Force to study the reopening and re-purposing of the shuttered Tamms Correctional Center.

Bryant is the chief sponsor of HB 210.

Rep. Windhorst says that the Tamms Minimum Security Task Force will be made up of 2 members of the House and Senate, the Director of Corrections, a representative of AFSCME, an appointee of the President of Shawnee Community College, an appointee of the President of Southern Illinois University, the Mayor of Tamms, and a member of the Alexander County board.