Four federal lawmakers on Wednesday sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland and others seeking information about allegations of abuse at the United States Penitentiary Thomson in Illinois.
The trouble-plagued federal lockup, a high-security penitentiary with a minimum-security satellite camp, was temporarily designated low security on March 23.
A bench trial is set for Sept. 27 in the case of a Thomson woman charged with a traffic offense in the death of a pedestrian, who was struck and killed Dec. 25 near Fulton.
In the ongoing saga of inmate deaths at Thomson federal prison, an inmate from Sonora, Mexico was indicted this week in the death of his cellmate.
The event features bird-related activities and displays.
A Thomson woman pleaded not guilty to failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident in a collision Dec. 25 that took the life of a pedestrian near Fulton.
The embattled West Carroll superintendent is back on the job, but with fewer duties.
West Carroll Superintendent Julie Katzenberger is on administrative leave through Wednesday, the day the teachers union and the school board are set to discuss staff complaints that lead to a vote of no confidence in her.
As part of its riverfront development project, the City Council Monday hired a consulting firm to study the feasibility of creating a railroad “quiet zone.”
Prison responds to request for comment after union representing prison staff calls for warden's ouster.
Union says prison workers have been subject to several hundred incidents.
Prison workers have been subject to several hundred incidents of inmates sexual misconduct, union says.
BEST partners with Federal Bureau of Prisons for Dec. 2 event.
The proposed project is funded by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Upper Mississippi River Restoration program and located within the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge.
An fourth inmate at Thomson federal prison was indicted Tuesday on second-degree murder and assault charges in the Dec. 15, 2021 death of a fellow inmate, U.S. District Attorney John R. Lausch Jr. said in a news release Wednesday.