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AFSCME is extremely happy with an Alexander County judge's decision yesterday to keep Governor Pat Quinn from closing some Illinois prisons.

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Lindall says Governor Pat Quinn's prison closures are short-sighted.

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LIndall says the state Legislature gave the prisons funding for this year.

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Council 31 spokesperson Anders Lindall says the injunction keeps the prison system from destabilizing and will keep more people safe.  Quinn hasn't commented on the judge's decision.  A veto session starts next month.

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