"STOP The Ban on the News Media not being allowed into Illinois Prisons."
  • Petitioned Illinois Governor Pat Quinn

This petition was delivered to:

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn

"STOP The Ban on the News Media not being allowed into Illinois Prisons."

    1. Petition by

      The Taxpayers

Governor Quinn has vowed transparency. His recent decision to ban the news media from reporting on the deplorable conditions within the Illinois Prison system is a contradiction to what he promised the taxpayers of Illinois. This unprecedented move by Quinn was decided on the heels of a recent lawsuit filed in the Federal courts by several Illinois inmates which cites the inhumane living conditions within many of Illinois State facilities. In one instance, a cockroach burrowed into the ear of an inmate and had to be surgically removed.

The question is "Why won't Governor Quinn allow the media into the prisons if he has nothing to hide?" The answer is "The Illinois Taxpayers have a right to know how their money is being spent."

The following are several articles that cite the details of the Ban Gov. Patrick Quinn instituted.

http://www.wbez.org/news/gov-quinn-keeps-public-dark-prison-conditions-101548

http://qctimes.com/news/state-and-regional/illinois/quinn-bans-news-media-from-prisons/article_ef251b16-e320-11e1-ae23-001a4bcf887a.html?comment_form=true

http://www.scribd.com/doc/102299546/John-Howard-Association-Vienna-Report-110927 --Vienna Prison

http://www.wbez.org/news/inmates-housed-flooded-basements-and-gov-quinn-keeping-reporters-out-101555

http://www.wbez.org/former-inmates-not-surprised-quinn-keeping-reporters-out-prisons-101605

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    1. Reached 10 signatures

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    • Rosemary Farley KEMPTON, IL
      • over 1 year ago

      Governor Quinn, You were all about transparency...where is that now?

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    • Nicole Habben KANKAKEE, IL
      • over 1 year ago

      We as tax payers deserve the right to see how loved ones are living and being treated!! Far worse prison's in the country have media go in, watch the show Lockup it does different prisons including interviews with the inmates!!! My husband is in Sheridan CC

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