WESTEFER v. SNYDER
725 F.Supp.2d 735 (2010)
United States District Court, S.D. Illinois.
July 20, 2010.
A. It can get you killed. Definitely get you killed. You know, I mean it's not no secret. Everybody knows that. A stool pigeon will get you hurt. You know, so, that's the last thing I want to associate myself with. Especially in these conditions. I mean, com'on now.
Doc. 433 (Almodovar Testimony) at 66-67. Thus, in some instances inmates may have preferred to remain at Tamms rather than renounce their gang affiliations, although even inmates who have renounced such affiliations can remain confined at Tamms. See id. (Hughes Testimony) at 84 (the witness remained confined at Tamms not-withstanding having renounced his gang affiliation almost two years earlier).
IDOC Director Randle's Ten-Point Plan acknowledges that "[a]s part of the current orientation process, inmates are not informed of how long they should expect to be incarcerated at Tamms . . . and the process of earning privileges based on positive adjustment behavior is under-amplified." Ten-Point Plan (Plaintiffs' Exhibit 7) at 16. This is borne out by the testimony of IDOC inmates confined at Tamms. For example, current Tamms inmate Alonzo Franklin testified as follows:
Q. . . . [H]as anybody told you well has anybody given you a date by which you will be transferred out of Tamms?
A. No, sir.
Q. Has anybody given you a list of things you need to accomplish in order to get out of Tamms?
A. No, sir.