CHICAGO (AP) - The director of the Illinois Department of Corrections is unveiling a plan of reform for the state's lone supermaximum security prison.
Michael Randle says he has a 10 point plan for the Tamms Correctional Center.It includes more mental health evaluation, incentives for good behavior and allowing inmates to take the GED high school equivialency tests.
Randle says the approximately 250 inmates at Tamms have been evaluated, and 45 will be transferred to lesser security prisons.
Randle unveiled his plan Thursday at a lunction at the John Howard Association of Illinois, a prison reform group. Gov. Pat Quinn reportedly has signed off on the plan.
Responding to criticism of prison operations, Randle says any allegation of inhumane treatment at Tamms will be investigated.