Tags : criminal justice reform

Rauner signs major bipartisan criminal justice reform bill into law
Mar 10, 2017

Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday signed into law legislation touted as the “most comprehensive crimi...

Rep. Mitchell introduces bill to end cash bond in Illinois
Feb 10, 2017

Tyler Smith lost both of his jobs and nearly the apartment he shares with his mother after spendi...

From drug sentencing to commutation, Obama altered prison landscape
Jan 09, 2017

This article from PolitiFact is reprinted here because of a collaboration between Reboot Illino...

Amid political darkness, a bright spot for criminal justice reform in Illinois
Sep 27, 2016

Pete Leonard has employed 35 ex-offenders since 2009 at Second Chance Coffee Company in Wheaton. ...

Youth incarceration in Illinois costs 29 times more than alternatives, report finds
Aug 21, 2016

Investing in community-based alternatives rather than incarcerating juveniles would save the sta...

Southern Illinois Democrat pulls page from Willie Horton playbook
Aug 21, 2016

https://youtu.be/pu3FVgDVLqc You might think that months of bipartisan cooperation on numerous...

Obama commutes federal prison sentences of 14 Illinoisans
Aug 04, 2016

Fourteen Illinoisans were among the 214 people who had their federal prison sentences commuted by...

Illinois Bill Allows Courts to Ban Social Media and Demand Access to Accounts for Juveniles Charged with Crimes
Apr 14, 2016

Illinois state lawmakers are considering a bill that could ban certain juveniles charged with cri...

Rauner, bipartisan group of lawmakers announce Illinois criminal justice reform package
Mar 02, 2016

Gov. Bruce Rauner and lawmakers from both side of the aisle on Wednesday hailed a criminal...

Durbin to Rauner: "It's time to govern"
Feb 07, 2016

In a speech at the City Club of Chicago on Friday, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said the b...


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