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MEDIA ALERT: HB531 (Senate Floor Amendment 1) Passes Illinois General Assembly


MEDIA ALERT For more information: Jobi Cates, Restore Justice Illinois 773 318 0026 (mobile) House Sponsors: Majority Leader Barbara Flynn Currie (D), Representative Lindsay Parkhurst (R) Senate Sponsor: Senator Don Harmon  (D) HB531 passed the Illinois House 67 – 41 on November 28, 2018 after passing the Illinois State Senate 36 – 17 on May … Continued

Twenty-one Full Time County Chief Public Defenders Support HB 531


We, the full time Chief Public Defenders of our respective Counties, support the passage of HB 531 (SA 1). It has been forty (40) years since the General Assembly instituted determinate sentencing by abolishing parole in the State of Illinois. It is time to bring parole back. HB 531 (SA 1) does just that for … Continued