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Tamms inmates moved on day of lawsuit

Inmates at the high-security Tamms prison "have a history of assaulting staff, preying on other inmates" lawsuit says

The Associated Press via The SF Gate

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Inmates at the high-security Tamms prison "have a history of assaulting staff, preying on other inmates" and should not be shipped to other Illinois correctional facilities ill-prepared to handle them, a lawsuit filed Thursday claims in seeking a halt to Gov. Pat Quinn's prison closures.

On the same day the correctional workers' union filed the legal action, eight Tamms inmates — at least some of them from a section housing mentally ill prisoners — were transferred out, most of them going to the maximum-security lockup at Pontiac, according to corrections records reviewed by The Associated Press. Their trip began about six hours before the lawsuit was filed.

One of those relocated was John Spires, a serial rapist who held a Dixon prison psychologist hostage for 25 hours in 2006 and repeatedly raped her.

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