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Thomson Prison Closer Than Ever To Finally Opening

WTVO/WQRF - The latest step in the eventual activation of Thomson Prison.

WTVO/WQRF - The latest step in the eventual activation of Thomson Prison.

The Bureau of Prisons has committed $53.7 million for the prison.  $10 million will go to renovation and the rest will go prison upgrades, purchases, and staffing.

"Communities across our region of Illinois have spent over a decade thirsting for [this] great news" says Rep. Cheri Bustos (IL-17th).  "Workers can soon compete for good paying jobs and Northern Illinois will longer be home to an empty prison."

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