Tamms Correctional Center

Posted by admin  /   April 27, 2011  /   Posted in Facilities  /   No Comments

Tamms-Correctional-CenterTamms Correctional Center was located in Tamms, Illinois. There were two sects of the facility: one for 200 inmates that required minimum monitoring, and a larger one where 500 inmates that needed extremely cautious supervision were housed. This maximum security facility was inaugurated in the late 1990s, but was closed in early 2013 primarily due to budget cuts in the state of Illinois.

Before the death penalty was banned in Illinois, male prisoners awaiting their execution were taken to Tamms Correctional Center, and executed by lethal injection in the maximum security section of the prison.