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The attempt to override the governor’s veto failed. This means that the TAMMS Supermax torture center, Pontiac Correctional Center (Women’s minimum security), IYC (Illinois Youth Center) Murphysboroyouth prison, and IYC Joliet youth prison will be closed, saving the State of Illinois at least $52.5mil!!!! (By my estimate, closer $72mil).
How did that happen? Laurie Jo Reynolds of TAMMS Year 10 reports that the speculation is that it was not called to the House floor because it didn’t have the votes. We are stunned and jubilant! By our count, it would have easily passed the House. Thank you Laurie Jo!
As you know, the governor has said he intends to use some of that money to reinstate part of the IDCFS budget. The legal mechanism for that…
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