Thomson prison http://northernpublicradio.org en Job Openings Posted For Thomson Prison http://northernpublicradio.org/post/job-openings-posted-thomson-prison <p>Hiring is underway for the long-shuttered Thomson Prison in northwest Illinois.</p><p>Federal Bureau of Prisons spokesperson Chris Burke confirmed to WNIJ Friday morning that there are 15 job openings for Thomson through <a href="https://www.usajobs.gov/" target="_blank">USAJobs.gov</a>. He did not have specifics of those positions.</p> Sun, 06 Apr 2014 14:34:45 +0000 Jenna Dooley 45520 at http://northernpublicradio.org Job Openings Posted For Thomson Prison Proposed Spending Bill Includes Funding For Thomson http://northernpublicradio.org/post/proposed-spending-bill-includes-funding-thomson <p>The spending bill introduced in Congress this week includes funding to open Thomson Prison in northwest Illinois.&nbsp;</p><p>The bill must now be voted on in both chambers and signed into law by President Obama.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The measure does not detail how this funding will be spent.</span></p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 12:29:02 +0000 WNIJ 41731 at http://northernpublicradio.org Proposed Spending Bill Includes Funding For Thomson Funding Still A Roadblock For Thomson Prison http://northernpublicradio.org/post/funding-still-roadblock-thomson-prison <p></p><p>Federal officials remain committed to opening a vacant prison in northwest Illinois. But securing funding remains a key obstacle in getting the facility in Thomson up and running. Fri, 06 Sep 2013 10:54:52 +0000 Mike Moen 35723 at http://northernpublicradio.org Funding Still A Roadblock For Thomson Prison Thomson Could Be Ready In Two Years http://northernpublicradio.org/post/thomson-could-be-ready-two-years <p>A northern Illinois prison could reopen in two years.&nbsp; President Obama's budget proposal includes $166 million dollars for the Thomson Correctional Center and two other prisons. if fully funded by Congress, the proposal would cover the cost of upgrades, equipment, and staffing at the facility.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 11:20:43 +0000 WNIJ 28175 at http://northernpublicradio.org Thomson Could Be Ready In Two Years Lawmaker says Illinois should "give" Thomson prison to federal government http://northernpublicradio.org/post/lawmaker-says-illinois-should-give-thomson-prison-federal-government <p>The state of Illinois is still trying to sell Thomson prison to the federal government. One lawmaker wants Governor Pat Quinn to consider giving it away. Mon, 20 Aug 2012 12:52:24 +0000 Mike Moen 17022 at http://northernpublicradio.org Lawmaker says Illinois should "give" Thomson prison to federal government Obama administration: No terrorism suspects will be held at Thomson http://northernpublicradio.org/post/obama-administration-no-terrorism-suspects-will-be-held-thomson <p>Concerns over the sort of inmates that would be housed at the Illinois prison have delayed efforts by the federal government to purchase it from the state. U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric Holder tried to calm those fears Tuesday. Wed, 13 Jun 2012 11:55:12 +0000 Mike Moen 13261 at http://northernpublicradio.org