Thomson prison news
Despite the difficulties many businesses are facing when it comes to hiring during a pandemic, Thomson federal prison has managed to forge ahead, and after a series of monthly job fairs and beefed-up employment incentives, now is nearly fully staffed.
Two inmates were sentenced to at least 8 years, and a third will be sentenced in March following an assault on another inmate.
Thomson prison staffing, COVID-19 mitigations part of discussion between Sen. Dick Durbin and labor leaders
Thomson Prison told it can hire workers directly, side-stepping bureaucratic requirements that had delayed filling 65 positions.