This summer, U.S. District Court Judge G. Patrick
Murphy delivered a significant but overlooked court decision ordering
the Illinois Department of Corrections to give inmates at the
state's only supermax prison, Tamms Correctional Center, greater due
process rights. But the judge didn't stop there.
Earlier this summer, a federal judge penned a scathing decision
questioning some of the fundamental practices employed at Illinois'
infamous Tamms Correctional Center. Most practically, the judge ordered
that the Illinois Department of Correction must give inmates at the
supermax institution greater due process rights. Here's how we
described the ruling in July:
Mayor Richard Daley isn't the only Illinois official who recently announced
his resignation. Last Thursday, Illinois Department of Corrections director Michael Randle said
he will step down from his post at the end of the month to pursue a new
opportunity in Ohio.
Gov. Pat Quinn has named Gladyse Taylor as the new Department of Corrections Acting Director following Michael Randle's resignation from the post this week. Taylor was previously an assistant director within the department.