Thomson Correctional Center

<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLCUL00000086" title="Thomson Correctional Center" href="/topic/crime-law-justice/thomson-correctional-center-PLCUL00000086.topic">Thomson Correctional Center</a> is an <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO100100500000000" title="Illinois" href="/topic/us/illinois-PLGEO100100500000000.topic">Illinois</a> maximum-security prison located roughly 150 miles west of <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO0100100501250000" title="Chicago" href="/topic/us/illinois/cook-county/chicago-PLGEO0100100501250000.topic">Chicago</a> in Thomson, Illinois.  The $145 million prison was completed in 2001 but remains largely empty.
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( Tribune file photo / February 22, 2002 )

Thomson Correctional Center is an Illinois maximum-security prison located roughly 150 miles west of Chicago in Thomson, Illinois. The $145 million prison was completed in 2001 but remains largely empty.

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