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Judgement Day Coming For Dwight Prison

Posted by wlpo on December 10, 2012

The official death blow to the Dwight Correctional Center could come this Wednesday.

Governor Pat Quinn plans to ask a judge Wednesday morning for permission to close the women’s prison in Dwight.  A judge in Alexander County has an injunction in place to keep Dwight open but lawmakers last week affirmed the governor’s veto of funding for the prison.

Over 300 people work at the Dwight women’s prison including dozens who live in La Salle County.

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