March 10, 2023

Duckworth Statement on Temporary Conversion of USP Thomson to Low-Security Facility


[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today released the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) decision to temporarily convert United States Penitentiary (USP) Thomson into a low-security prison:

“Temporarily converting USP Thomson to a low-security facility is a critically important move that will allow for no loss of staffing positions and help alleviate overpopulation nationwide in the federal prison system. We know more reform and more training is needed to ensure Thomson is both safe and secure, and I look forward to seeing how this change can make a positive impact on the facility.”