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Old 10-05-2019, 08:27 PM
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I need your opinion....which is the better place for a loved one? Robinson or Taylorville? Negatives and positives? Thank you!!
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My son has been at Taylorville for 5+ years. The big plus is that it is an STG-free prison, so no known gang members, those with gang tats or gang-related offenses. It is open dorm. Food isn't good but that is the norm. My son waited years for college courses and jobs are sometimes difficult to get.

Its located about 5 miles outside Taylorville, IL, so no buses, no Amtrak, you pretty much have to drive. there are hotels in town. Overall since I haven't visited Robinson, I would vote for Taylorville.
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I need your opinion....which is the better place for a loved one? Robinson or Taylorville? Negatives and positives? Thank you!!
From what I’ve learned the last year and a half about IDOC, I know that either are a cake walk compared to the higher level facilities. My husband was at Robinson and never had issues. There’s ac, an ice machine in the dayroom. The CO’s were always very nice to me, and respectful towards him. It’s Dorm style. Tablets. Etc. Pretty much all the same stuff as Taylorville. But Taylorville is like the “easy joint”. The main difference like trauma said is the gangs. If you’re a documented gang member or have gang tattoos you will not be placed there, hence how we ended up at Robinson. The gang presence and/or affiliation has its plus and minus though. Ir would depend on his past and comfort level. Where he’s at now is a god forsaken shithole and I wouldn’t wish the experience on anyone.
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Thanks so much for both your replies! I appreciate your help!
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