- Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 02:23 PM
A Weekly Update on Issues with Illinois State Senator Gary Forby...
Last week, I sent a letter to Governor Pat Quinn asking him to obey the wishes of the General Assembly and the people of Southern Illinois and to keep important state service centers and other facilities open. My biggest concern is Tamms Correctional Center because it is here in the 59th Senate District, but I’m also worried about places like Murray Developmental Center, which serves people throughout Southern Illinois.
These state facilities were all built for a reason. Tamms was built to lower prison violence by moving the worst of the worst out of the general population. These are violent men who have attacked or killed other inmates or guards. They’re gang leaders who smuggle illegal materials into prisons and still have the power to incite violence and other criminal activity outside. They’re dangerous killers and brutal rapists.