State Prisons Deal A Blow To FOIA

Posted August 29, 2018 by Bill Wheelhouse

Associated Press Statehouse Reporter John O’Connor noted what he terms a “blow to the Freedom of Information Act”.     O’Connor,who has covered the Illinois prison system for many years, reports the Department of Corrections says it can’t disclose documents related to a May prison incident that resulted in an inmate’s death.  The agency says that’s because it has turned over all documents, including copies, to the FBI.    Here is O’Connor’s report.