“Reporters finally get a look inside Illinois prisons” @ WBEZ

Posted on December 4, 2012

Rob Wildeboer — November 29, 2012: “Reporters visited Vienna Correctional Center Friday, a prison in Southern Illinois that Gov. Pat Quinn had fought to keep off limits.

And the prison has done some sprucing ahead of the visit. There has been lots of painting going on over the last few weeks. Workers were still painting a light pole outside the administration building just one hour before reporters are scheduled to arrive for a tour of the facility.

WBEZ spent much of the past year requesting a visit to Vienna, a minimum security prison where overcrowding has led to hundreds of prisoners being housed in large rooms crowded with bunks………………………”

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