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August 23, 2021 - Chicago, Il. We applaud Governor JB Pritzker, Senator Laura Fine, Representative Robyn Gabel, and the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) for their partnership in taking a step towards better supporting families with incarcerated loved ones. Senate Bill 1976 was signed into law...

August 19, 2021 - Chicago, IL. We congratulate Senator Elgie Sims, Senator Robert Peters, and Representative Justin Slaughter for being awarded the NACDL Champion of State Criminal Justice Reform Award today. The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer (NACDL) Champion of State Criminal Justice Reform Award...

We applaud Governor JB Pritzker for moving Illinois closer to retroactive sentencing reform. On Thursday, July 15, Governor Pritzker signed House Bill 3587 into law. This bill will create a Resentencing Task Force to study innovative ways to reduce Illinois’s prison population. The task force...

May 29, 2021 - Chicago, Il. Restore Justice Illinois strongly supports the confirmation of 10 Prisoner Review Board (PRB) members by the Senate Executive Appointments Committee at their hearing on Monday, May 31.  Of the 10 appointees, Governor Bruce Rauner originally appointed four, while six were originally...

May 28, 2021 - Chicago, Il. We applaud State Senator Laura Fine, State Representative Robyn Gabel, and the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) for their partnership in advancing a measure to support families with incarcerated loved ones. Senate Bill 1976 unanimously passed through the Illinois House...

MEDIA ALERT For more information: Alissa Rivera, Restore Justice Illinoisarivera@restorejustice.org On Thursday, April 22, the Illinois House advanced a measure to ban life without parole sentences for most people 20 and younger! The legislation, House Bill 1064, passed with bipartisan support. It now moves to the state Senate.  Restore...

Background Illinois’s felony-murder rule (“A person who kills an individual without lawful justification commits first degree murder if, in performing the acts which cause the death, he or she is attempting or committing a forcible felony other than second degree murder”) as written and interpreted by...

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