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Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - October 31, 2012

Gov. Quinn’s Half-Measures on Prison Openness

By Robert Wildeboer

After months and months of requests from media outlets, Illinois Gov. Quinn is finally allowing reporters into prisons. It is a step in the right direction, but it took the threat of a federal lawsuit. Still, Quinn’s administration continues to throw up roadblocks to meaningful transparency.



Illinois Public Radio - Illinois Public Media News - October 29, 2012

Arbitrator: Quinn May Close Prisons

By Brian Mackey

The union that represents Illinois correctional workers is continuing its fight to keep Governor Pat Quinn from closing two prisons and several other facilities. Now that an arbitrator has ruled in favor the Quinn administration, both sides are taking the fight back to court.





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