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A look at Tamms Correctional Center’s prison population:

Race

Black

54 percent

Hispanic

27 percent

White

19 percent

Age

20-29

12 percent

30-39

42 percent

40-49

29 percent

50 and older

17 percent

Committing county

Cook County

70 percent

Collar counties

7 percent

Downstate

21 percent

Out of state

2 percent

Criminal offense class

Murder

70 percent

Class X

20 percent

Felony, class 1-4

10 percent

Criminal offense type

Person

89 percent

Sex

5 percent

Property

3 percent

Drug

2 percent

Source: Tamms Closed Maximum Security United: Overview and Ten-Point Plan, Illinois Department of Corrections. September 2009



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