[p]ress representatives will not be permitted to interview individual inmates. This rule shall apply even where the inmate requests or seeks an interview. However, conversation may be permitted with inmates whose identity is not to be made public, if it is limited to the discussion of institutional facilities, programs and activities.
417 U.S. at 844 n.1.
[t]here is no constitutional right to have access to particular government information, or to require openness from the bureaucracy. The publics interest in knowing about its government is protected by the guarantee of a Free Press, but the protection is indirect. The Constitution is neither a Freedom of Information Act nor an Official Secrets Act.
Stewart, supra note 26, at 636.
Without publicity, all other checks are insufficient: in comparison of publicity, all other checks are of small account. Recordation, appeal, whatever other institutions might present themselves in the character of checks, would be found to operate rather as cloaks than checks; as cloaks in reality, as checks only in appearance.
Id. (quoting 1 Jeremy Bentham, Rationale of Judicial Evidence 524 (1827)).