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Quinn to Allow Media to Look Into Illinois Prisons

The 2013 budget for the Illinois Department of Corrections is $1.9 billion. Gov. Pat Quinn wants to trim $82 million by closing some prisons and other facilities. Taxpayers have a big stake in IDOC, but media outlets who tried to get a look at conditions inside the prisons were shut out by the Quinn administration. This was not an example of open government at its finest. Faced with the threat of a federal lawsuit, the administration relented.

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