Statewide: Allegations of violence and abuse at the Thomson prison
The prison in northwest Illinois was sold to the federal government. The plan was to ease overcrowding at other federal penitentiaries. But an investigation from NPR and the Marshall Project raised issues.
There are allegations that staff purposefully housed prisoners with people they knew would be violent, and subjected them to painful restraints for hours or sometimes days.
Several lawmakers say they want answers. We'll hear more about it on Statewide.
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