Tamms prison downstate closes

File image: Tamms prison

January 4, 2013 9:20:42 AM PST
The far southern Illinois high-security prison in Tamms will officially close Friday.

The final inmates were moved this past weekend.

In December, a judge sided with Governor Pat Quinn and waived an injunction from the union representing the prison guards.

Governor Quinn's administration has said the prison is too costly to operate.