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A judge has issued a temporary restraining order against the state, preventing it from shutting down prisons.  It comes after an arbitrator ruled Governor Pat Quinn moved too quickly in trying to close prisons, transitional centers, and youth detention centers in Carbondale, Chicago, Decatur, Dwight, Joliet, Murphysboro and Tamms.  The AFSCME union asked for the temporary restraining order, which was granted at a hearing this morning.  The judge also denied the state's motion to dismiss the union's case to stop the closures.  Quinn wants to close the facilities in order to save money but union workers say it will increase problems with overcrowding in other prisons, which will threaten the safety of workers and inmates.

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