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IL Governor Pat Quinn finally motivated to implement new sentence credits and early release to resolve prison overcrowding in face of public criticism?

Governor Pat Quinn is beginning to face serious criticism for inaction regarding prison overcrowding and prison violence is escalating. So, Quinn is now claiming IDOC is implementing the new sentence credits as a way to reduce overcrowding. 705 more words

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The Big Question About IL Early Release

A lot of people are visiting the website daily wondering if and when something will be posted saying that IDOC is beginning to release inmates from their sentences early by awarding them up to six months of discretionary sentence credits. 435 more words

Illinois Department Of Corrections

Quinn Signs SB 2621 into Law Today! Effective Immediately, it will still take time to implement!

Full Text of Press Release from State of IL, Governor Pat Quinn’s Office website

Governor Quinn Signs Laws to Improve Public Safety and Criminal Justice in Illinois… 853 more words
IDOC

IL Legislature Today Approves possible IDOC Early Release Program, SB 2621, and Sentence Credits!

It’s official! As anticipated, the IL House has now passed Senate Bill 2621, by a vote of 68 -50, authorizing the Department of Corrections to issue sentence credits which can lead to the early release for inmates eligible under the terms of the bill. 731 more words

IDOC

Early Release to clear IL legislature! Will it clear Governor Pat Quinn???

State of the state

Gov. Quinn takes a pass on early prison release plan

by Jamey Dunn

Instead of using what arguably was the biggest scandal during his time in office as a chance to reform a broken system, Gov. 2,330 more words

IDOC

IL Prisontalk finally posts realistic message to members about MGT

Illinois prisontalk (IPT) is critical of anyone spreading rumors about when Meritorious Good Time (MGT) credit is likely to return for IL prisoners. IPT doesn’t want to create false expectations among IL inmates and their families. 1,202 more words

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No Action On IDOC Meritorious Good Time, (MGT) Expected in 2011!

May 31, 2012, State Legislature passes new law paving way for Early Release programs! Read latest at http://richardwanke.com

Forget about the IL Fall Veto Session beginning October 25, 2011. 496 more words

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