Gov. Pat Quinn is defending an Illinois State Police investigation over possible leaks of information from Tamms Correctional Center. State police investigators visited Tamms Tuesday and several prison employees have said that investigators attempted to question at least six people about leaks that may have violated federal health care law.
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Quinn say there are laws in place that state employees must follow and they may be questioned if those laws are broken. He did not elaborate. A governor’s aide says Quinn did not order the probe. Tamms is a high-security prison Quinn plans to close because he says it's underused and too expensive. The Department of Corrections has been concerned that employees might be providing confidential or restricted information to the media.