The Illinois Dept. of Corrections–A System at Odds with Itself.

In October, 2015, Jim Chapman, for the Changing Minds Campaign, gave a dramatic presentation of “A System at Odds with Itself” at the Unitarian Universal Fellowship in Carbondale, Illinois, to an audience of about 60 persons.

November 23rd, 2015|A System At Odds With Itself, Featured, News, Articles & Essays|0 Comments

One Significant Victory

Tamms Is Closing, But The Greater Challenge Is Still Before Us.
As of this writing, it appears that Gov. Quinn’s decision to close Tamms will be upheld and implemented, and this abomination will be shuttered. Congratulations are due Laurie Jo Reynolds and the Tamms Year-10 Committee for a great achievement. Their collective, sustained and heroic […]

Tamms: A Larger View

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn’s recently announced decision to close the supermax prisons at Tamms, along with several other IDOC facilities, has provoked a bitter battle between the many organizations who have long advocated the closings, on the one hand, and the AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees), the union representing the […]

October 30th, 2012|A System At Odds With Itself, Featured, News, Articles & Essays|0 Comments

Tamms: A Look Inside

While the battle rages on between the AFSCME – the union representing the guards and staff employed in Illinois prisons – and those who advocate the closure of Tamms and other IDOC facilities, it’s easy to lose sight of the larger issues that plague our prison system.

It’s not all about saving money, and it’s […]

October 30th, 2012|A System At Odds With Itself, News, Articles & Essays|0 Comments