“Gov. Quinn keeps public in the dark on prison conditions” @ WBEZ

Posted on August 8, 2012

Rob Wildeboer — “Illinois’ prison system is in crisis. It was built to house 34,000 people but has 48,000 crowded in now.

Conditions are deteriorating and recently released inmates say it’s not just unpleasant punishment, it’s inhumane and abusive.

The crisis has been brewing for a long time, invisible behind cement walls and wire fences. Governor Pat Quinn seems determined to keep it from public view.

Over the last several months WBEZ has been requesting visits to two minimum security facilities to see what taxpayers are getting for the billion dollars they spend each year on prisons…………..”

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