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Troubled Illinois prisons out of public eye
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Quinn's half-measures on prison openness
Oct. 31, 2012
Gov. Quinn is finally allowing reporters into prisons. It took the threat of a federal lawsuit, but Quinn’s administration continues to throw up roadblocks to meaningful transparency.
Quinn allows limited tours of prisons
Oct. 26, 2012
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is allowing reporters into prisons but it took the threat of a federal lawsuit from WBEZ, and Quinn’s administration continues to block meaningful transparency.
Inmate says he lost 60 lbs while waiting 8 weeks with a broken jaw
Oct. 2, 2012
Illinois pays a private firm millions to take care of the medical needs of prisoners. But evidence suggests the care is terrible and painful for prisoners.
88 inmates sharing 2 toilets
Sep. 6, 2012
When the ceiling in dorm 'E' fell in, 88 prisoners were moved to the gym with only two toilets.
Ceiling collapse at troubled prison
Sep. 4, 2012
Gov. Quinn has previously refused media access to the Vandalia prison in Southern Illinois.
Cullerton: Quinn wrong on prison access
Aug. 15, 2012
The democratic president of the Illinois Senate says Governor Pat Quinn is contradicting tradition by refusing to let reporters into prisons
Watchdog: Quinn's reason for keeping reporters out of prisons is worrisome
Aug. 13, 2012
A prison watchdog group says Gov. Pat Quinn's reason for keeping reporters out of the state's prisons is very concerning.
Quinn defends decision to keep reporters out of prisons
Aug. 10, 2012
In Springfield, Quinn told one reporter: "Security comes first and it isn't a country club."
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