Monday, December 14, 2009

Update On Early Prison Release

Yesterday we published an article about the Associated Press reporting that they had uncovered a secret change in Illinois Department of Corrections policy which had led to the early release of 850 prisoners since September.  We now find out that after Illinois Governor Pat Quinn saw news reports about this change in policy, he put a stop to this program and ordered that the program be investigated by his chief of staff and the director of the Illinois Department of Corrections

According to the Associated Press report, the average time spent in prison  and county lock up time by prisoners placed in this program was 106 days, or about 47% of the time sentenced by the court.

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