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Interfaith Demand for Change
at Tamms Supermax Prison
July 2009

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.