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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...

Restore Justice Applauds Illinois Legislative Black Caucus’ Criminal Law Omnibus Bill, Welcomes Inclusion of Felony-Murder Reform Restore Justice Illinois applauds the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus and its criminal law omnibus bill. We thank Illinois Senate Criminal Law Committee Chairman Elgie Sims (D-Chicago), Senator Robert Peters (D-Chicago),...

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