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Inmate transfers from Tamms prison begin

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  • Tamms Correctional Center, Illinois' only super-maximum-security prison, is closing Jan. 4.

      Tamms Correctional Center, Illinois' only super-maximum-security prison, is closing Jan. 4.
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Associated Press

Illinois prison officials have started inmate transfers from the high-security tamms prison in preparation for a jan. 4 closing date. department of corrections spokeswoman stacey solano says 25 inmates from the "supermax" prison in far southern illinois are moving thursday to pontiac correctional center.

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