Funding Approved For Thomson Prison - News and Weather For The Quad Cities -

Funding Approved For Thomson Prison

Posted: Updated:
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Last Bix Finisher Inspires The Crowd

    Last Bix Finisher Inspires The Crowd

    Saturday, July 26 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-07-26 22:08:16 GMT
    In less than three hours, Toni Wendler finished the 2014 Bix 7 race. She was born with Spina Bifida, but doesn’t stop her from reaching her goals.More >>
    In less than three hours, Toni Wendler finished the 2014 Bix 7 race. She was born with Spina Bifida, but doesn’t stop her from reaching her goals.More >>
  • FULL SHOW: Battle Up Brady

    FULL SHOW: Battle Up Brady

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:10:09 GMT
    If you missed the Battle Up Brady, check it out online right here!More >>
    If you missed the Battle Up Brady, check it out online right here!More >>
  • PV Superintendent Says Ineligible Runner Was Aware Of Eligibility Requirements

    PV Superintendent Says Ineligible Runner Was Aware Of Eligibility Requirements

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:47 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:47:16 GMT
    Pleasant Valley Girls' track team has been stripped of its 2014 Class 4A state title after one of its members was ruled ineligible by the Iowa Girls' High School Athletic Union Board.PV Superintendent Jim Spelhaug tells KWQC there is “no question or confusion” that the team member involved and her family knew of the state's eligibility requirements.In April, PV’s star runner, Kaley Ciluffo explained why the 800 meters is her event.It's basically like two 4400'sput together which, that's why i...More >>
    Pleasant Valley Girls' track team has been stripped of its 2014 Class 4A state title after one of its members was ruled ineligible by the Iowa Girls' High School Athletic Union Board.PV Superintendent Jim Spelhaug tells KWQC there is “no question or confusion” that the team member involved and her family knew of the state's eligibility requirements.In April, PV’s star runner, Kaley Ciluffo explained why the 800 meters is her event.It's basically like two 4400'sput together which, that's why i...More >>

The following announcement came Thursday evening regarding the Thomson prison:

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (IL-17) today announced that the Department of Justice's Bureau of Prisons has committed $53.7 million in funding to the activation of Thomson Correctional Center in Thomson, Illinois.  The funding was approved by Congress in January as part of the Omnibus Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2014.

Of this funding, $10 million is designated for renovation while $43.7 million will be used for staffing and equipment purchases and upgrades.  The full activation of Thomson prison is expected to take two years at a cost of $25 million for upgrades and renovations and approximately $170 million for equipment and staffing. 

 The prison was built in 2001 but never fully opened due to a lack of state funding. Illinois sold the prison to the federal government in 2012, but funding to bring it up to federal prison standards was tied up in Congress. Durbin says the federal government's operation of Thomson is expected to provide a major boost to the local economy and create more than 1,100 jobs.

 

Powered by WorldNow

805 Brady Street, Davenport, IA 52803

Telephone: 563.383.7000
Fax: 563.383.7131
Email: news@kwqc.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Davenport, Inc. A Media General Company.