SENTENCING FELONY-MURDER RULE REFORM – HB1615/SB2292 In Illinois, person can be charged and convicted of first-degree murder—a conviction that carries a minimum sentence of twenty years and a maximum sentence of natural life—even if they did not actually kill the victim or intend to participate in a...

What is the impact of HB531? The bill is the first step to modernize our state’s criminal justice system by creating new opportunities for parole for young people facing extreme sentences. Illinois remains an outlier when it comes to parole: the state hasn't had...

MEDIA ALERT For more information: Jobi Cates, Restore Justice Illinois 773 318 0026 (mobile) jobi.cates@restorejusticeillinois.org 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 -...

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