The Quinn administration agreed in court today to halt the transfer of prison inmates involved in the planned facility closings that the AFSCME Council 31 public employees union sued to stop. The decision recognizes a temporary restraining order that is part of an overall suit to prevent the closing of seven corrections and juvenile justice facilities, including the Tamms supermax prison.
“We are very pleased that the Quinn Administration’s reckless
reshuffling of inmates around the state has been halted,” AFSCME Council
31 executive director Henry Bayer said in a statement.
Also in court today, the state filed a motion to dismiss the AFSCME lawsuit, which the union must respond to by August 17.