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Hold on inmate transfers to continue

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The state departments of Corrections and Juvenile Justice have agreed to continue the hold on inmate transfers until August 31.

This is related to the scheduled closures of prisons, youth centers and adult transition centers in Carbondale, Chicago, Decatur, Dwight, Joliet, Murphysboro and Tamms.

The state's agreement came in a judge's status call Friday morning.

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 31—sued to stop the state from implementing the closure of the targeted facilities, arguing that closing them and transferring inmates to already overcrowded prisons without adequate safeguards poses a grave risk to the personal safety of prison workers.

AFSCME had requested a temporary restraining order (TRO) to prevent the state from further inmate transfers such as those it has made on an accelerated schedule between prisons throughout Illinois.

The arbitration proceeding began on August 14 and will continue on August 23. Judge Cavaness has set another status call for August 27.

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