Finally, positive news about Thomson
Political games stalled the sale of the Thomson prison. Political maneuvering brought about its purchase this week by the federal government. That’s good news for the region. Finally.
The Illinois Department of Corrections finished building the Thomson Correctional Center in November 2001.
For much of the 11 years since then, the maximum-security prison sat empty, its promise of hundreds of jobs for area residents unfulfilled.
Those frustrating days appear to be over.
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