Prisons hold inmates, not secrets
Gov. Pat Quinn's glib answer in rejecting journalists' requests to visit Illinois prisons does nothing other than affirm a position that the public has no right to know what goes on inside those institutions.
Reporters from The Associated Press and WBEZ radio have asked to tour prisons in response to overcrowding and living conditions complaints that might be the result of budget cuts.
"Prisons aren't country clubs," Quinn told reporters when asked about his blanket denial at the State Fair in Springfield.
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