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Press Release February 26, 2015

Durbin, Bustos: Bureau of Prisons To Commit $58.7 Million in FY2015 Funding To Thomson Prison

During meeting in Washington, Federal Bureau of Prisons Director confirms that Thomson prison activation process remains on track

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Following a meeting with the Director of the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Prisons, Charles Samuels, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that the agency will commit a total of $58.7 million in funding to the activation of Thomson Correctional Center in Thomson, Illinois. The funding was approved by Congress in December as part of the Omnibus Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2015.