Prison workers and inmates at Tamms and Dwight are concerned that their facilities will be shut down. Dan Dunlap with AFSCME Local 1133 says the women at Dwight want to stay put.
Dunlap says despite the possibility of being transferred out, the atmosphere within Dwight is still fairly positive. Governor Quinn wants to shut the facilities down and move inmates to other prisons across the state. AFSCME has sued the state over the closures, claiming Quinn is moving too fast and that he hasn't considered the safety risks that come along with the closures. The closures and transfers are on hold for now as the two sides try to work out a deal.