Bureau Of Prisons

7:36 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Light At The End Of Tunnel For Thomson Opening

Credit Mike Moen

Federal officials are taking initial steps in their plans to open the Thomson Correctional Center. They say they’re eager to activate the modern, but little-used facility, which was sold by the state of Illinois last fall. As the process unfolds, people in and around Thomson are guarded in their optimism about the economic jolt the prison is expected to provide.

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