Governor Quinn: Thomson Sale Proceeds Will Pay Off Bonds
The Chicago Democrat and other state officials announced Tuesday that the now closed facility will be sold to the federal government. State officials say it will create about 1,100 jobs and federal officials say it will ease overcrowding.
Thomson was built in 2001. Budget troubles kept it from fully opening. It has 1,600 cells but housed fewer than 200 inmates before closing to prepare for a sale. Quinn's spokeswoman didn't immediately have a further breakdown on what's owed on Thomson.
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