About Tamms, Illinois
Coordinates: 37°14?25?N 89°15?53?W? / ?37.24028°N 89.26472°W? / 37.24028; -89.26472Tamms is a village in Alexander County, Illinois, United States. The population was 724 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Cape Girardeau?Jackson, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area. Tamms is the location of the Tamms Correctional Center, a super-maximum correctional facility operated by the Illinois Department of Corrections that housed the State of Illinois execution chamber.