at Tamms Supermax Prison
On July 16, 2009, Muslim, Jewish, Catholic and Protestant leaders met to demand change at Tamms. They were joined by Billy Ocasio, Senior Advisor to Governor Quinn; Timothy McLean, Chief, Office of Intergovernmental Relations, Illinois Department of Corrections; Vance Henry, Deputy Chief of Staff in the Mayor's Office for Community and Faith-Based Initiatives; former Tamms inmates, family members, and concerned citizens.
Prayer vigils also took place in Urbana, Decatur, Quincy, Plainfield, Carbondale, and Springfield. Prisoners at Tamms supermax held a day of prayer in their cells.
The Day of Prayer for a New Direction at Tamms Supermax was organized by Tamms Year Ten.