Illinois Prisons
5:56 am
Mon December 17, 2012

The State of State Prisons

A couple weeks ago reporters got a look at conditions inside the Vienna state prison in Southern Illinois. In preparation for the scrutiny, prison administrators had been busy fixing the place up-- cleaning, painting, and repairing windows.

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Prison Tours
5:23 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Reporters Tour Illinois Prison

Credit IDOC

A two-hour tour of the Vienna Correctional CenterĀ  offered journalists a glimpse at the minimum security facility. Governor Pat Quinn in August argued state prisons were off limits to the news media because of a security risk. But in October he abandoned that effort.

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