Senator Bill Brady has sent a letter to Governor Pat Quinn, asking him – again – to answer questions about a plan to sell Thomson Correctional Center to the federal government for use as a facility for housing suspected terrorists.

“After his initial enthusiasm about selling Thomson, we have not heard much from the Governor despite repeated requests for information. Last month, I asked that he attend a December 22 meeting of the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability held in Sterling to discuss the matter. No response,” Senator Brady said.

“Two weeks later, I asked for a second Commission meeting, so we could get this information from the Governor. Again, no response," he continued. "Today, I sent him a letter with questions that must be answered before any vote is taken – especially in light of the controversial standards by which Corrections released more than 1,700 inmates back onto the streets of Illinois.”

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