Quinn: Reporters visiting prisons a security risk
SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Illinois prisons “aren’t country clubs,” Gov. Pat Quinn said Friday in rejecting the notion that news reporters should be let inside to see conditions in the crowded system for themselves.
Letting journalists visit the prisons is a security risk, the Chicago Democrat said, and taxpayers will have to trust his administration’s experts on how the system is run.
“That’s my decision,” Quinn said.
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