The ratio of number of residents in Tamms to the number of sex offenders is 251 to 1.No representation is made that the persons listed here are currently on the state's sex offenders registry. The notorious Tamms Correctional Center in Illinois, with its practice of housing human beings alone in cells for 22-24 hours per day with little or no human interaction or outside stimulus, officially shut its doors today.Tamms, known as a “supermax” prison, symbolized the ever more punitive, dehumanizing, and ineffective state of our criminal justice system where entire institutions are built to hold prisoners in extreme solitary confinement.
The next morning, the four men were transported by van about 85 miles south to Illinois’ then-brand-new “supermax” prison, Tamms Correctional Center.
In a booklet published by his mother later that year, Johnson described his arrival at Tamms: “Eight C/Os [correctional officers] in black, bulletproof vests took us from the van, one at a time.
Hands-on, they escorted us through the glass doors.
All names presented here were gathered at a past date.
Some persons listed might no longer be registered sex offenders and others might have been added.