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Resource ID: #24408
Subject: Prisons
Source: News-Democrat (Belleville, Ill.)
Date: 08/02/2009; 08/03/2009;



The Tamms Correctional Center is touted as housing some of the worst criminals in the state. Yet state research revealed that many of the inmates were mentally ill and were left untreated. Lengthy consecutive sentences were frequently handed to prisoners who spit or threw body wastes at guards. Food and water was also withheld from inmates and punishments were often excessive.

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