Quinn looking to Obama and Holder for a bailout. Maybe a new home for the Gitmo guys?
Gov. Pat Quinn is offering to sell the Tamms prison he plans to close to the federal government, marking the second time in less than three years that he’s courted Washington to buy a state penitentiary.
In a letter dated Friday and obtained by The Associated Press, Quinn tells the director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons that the 14-year-old supermax lockup would be a “valuable addition” to the U.S. correctional system.
The offer was made the same day Quinn received budget legislation that includes money to keep the 14-year-old Tamms open. The state’s financial year begins Sunday. Aides said he was reviewing the budget but would not indicate when he would sign it.