The cover of “Supermax Prison: Controlling the Most Dangerous Criminals.”
Four years have passed since the Tamms Correctional Center shut down, but its story isn’t over.  That is according to Larry Franklin, co-author of “Supermax Prison: Controlling the Most Dangerous Criminals,” which tells the story of the Tamms supermax and its legacy. The top-level security prison...
A recent attack on prison guards at Pontiac Correctional Center serves to highlight the shortsighted decision to close a prison in Southern Illinois, an area legislator says. The Tamms Correctional Center, a “supermax” prison that housed Illinois’ most dangerous criminals, closed its doors in 2013...

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