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Offline Forevermah

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Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Reform
« on: January 12, 2017, 12:44:52 PM »

The final report for 2015 Parts 1 & 2 from this commission has been released, you can read it here:

http://www.icjia.org/cjreform2015/

http://www.icjia.org/cjreform2015/pdf/CJSR_Final_Report_Dec_2016.pdf
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Re: Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Reform
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2017, 11:01:45 AM »
Ive read the full report and am in agreement with many of the recommendations.  I dont know much about the Commission, the process and the work that would need to be done.  But, what are the next steps?  What happens when the Governor, Legislature or whomever reviews the report?  Can you give any insight?

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Re: Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Reform
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2017, 02:22:05 PM »
Interesting report. 

Working on getting together the official and certified records needed for my sons to get their identification card that is needed when they are released.

by the time my sons are released, their mental and physical health have been so negatively impacted by long periods of incarceration, I just want better resources available to them to successfully enter their life.  they have been ignored by most of their family, old resentments are not dealt with yet after so many years, and employment opportunities are not available based on age, skill development, and health factors.

I pray the new programs developed to help with release programs and retraining are sufficiently monitored that it is not just a funnel of state money to program administration and a false hope to the men and women being released to electronic monitoring.

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Re: Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Reform
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2017, 07:14:58 PM »
The Governor’s Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing 
Here are some parts of it::::
 
CJSR COMMISSION FINAL REPORT DECEMBER 2016 [4]
 
 
 
19. *Allow inmates who are currently required by statute to serve 75%, 85%, or 100% of their sentence to earn programming credit and supplemental sentence credit for good conduct that could reduce their sentence below the currently-required percentage. The amount of programming and supplemental sentence credit available to these inmates should be limited as follows: a) Inmates who currently are required to serve 100% of their sentence should be required to serve no less than 90% of their sentence.
b) Inmates who currently are required to serve at least 85% of their sentence should be required to serve no less than 75% of their sentence. c) Inmates who currently are required to serve 75% of their sentence should be required to serve no less than 60% of their sentence. Beginning on the date these changes take effect, inmates may begin earning credit on their current sentence for programs successfully completed after that date. Inmates should not be granted credit for programs completed before these changes take effect.
QUESTION?
Why do those newly sentenced have any more right to sentence credit than those already “in” for the same offenses?  All the Commissions “work” does nothing to reduce crowding and expenses in the short time.  How many facilities even offer “classes” to earn credit?  Can inmates “re-take” classes now?
 
Just to step back a bit, why was everyone seemingly hung up waiting for Gov. Rauners reform commission to get around to making recommendations in Part 2 of their work, (which was due early spring 2016)?
 
In early 2015 Rep. Elaine Nekritz introduced a single, concise, straight forward solution to both Illinois chronic prison overcrowding and the exploding cost of incarceration – H.B. 4123.  The ‘Illinois Sentencing Policy Advisory Council’ (Kathryn Saltmarsh, Exec. Director, kathy.saltmarsh@Illinois.gov) analyzed that bill and issued their report on projected savings in April 2015.  Has anyone read that report?  The net savings are STAGGERING!  By conservative calculation, if the bill had passed, Illinois could be saving $1,000,000 per month, now – with more to come.


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Re: Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Reform
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2017, 09:02:08 AM »
At this point (at least for my son) he would take any reduction for his 85% sentence.  I wish the TIS would be addressed again with another bill.

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Re: Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Reform
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2017, 10:13:25 AM »
Has this been passed and, if so, when would it be enacted?   Does it apply to those currently in prison?  I hope so.  It would cut a year off my son's time!!

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Re: Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Reform
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2017, 11:16:29 AM »
I really do hope and pray they redo TIS!! Plus is there any They can't do any better?

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Re: Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Reform
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2017, 01:34:13 PM »
Right now there are no bills even being considered for TIS changes. The last bill died a long time ago and hasn't been revisited.

Agree that TIS changes are needed and apparently this commission feels this way also - however, no new bills are being presented at this time.

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Re: Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Reform
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2017, 02:42:23 AM »
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Re: Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Reform
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2017, 06:59:22 AM »
That links to just a general URL.  Can you quote the bill number?

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Re: Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Reform
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2017, 06:46:08 PM »
It is sb2872 hfa2
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Re: Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Reform
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2017, 07:44:22 PM »
I'll post the link http://www.icjia.state.il.us/spac/pdf/SB2872_HFA2_Probation_Eligible_FA-PP.pdf.

I to do not understand what is being said - in one place it states that it has passed both the house and senate but then doesn't really say that it is now a law. 

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Re: Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Reform
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2017, 05:06:32 PM »
It is sb2872 hfa2

This is what this bill is about:

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Probation and Probation Officers Act. Provides that the Division of Probation Services shall establish training standards for continuing education of probation officers and supervisors and broaden access to available training programs. Effective immediately.


This is what changes to the bill with the amendment:

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=09900SB2872ham002&GA=99&SessionId=88&DocTypeId=SB&LegID=96191&DocNum=2872&GAID=13&Session=
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Re: Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Reform
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2017, 08:39:47 PM »
I read thru the bill and comprehended most of it, if I am understanding it correctly the policy for sentence credit has been revised giving the inmates a better chance at "earning" time off their sentence, even for some higher level offenses. If my understanding is correct this is good news for our loved ones!

Can anyone who has read thru it confirm if I am understanding it correctly...thank you

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Re: Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Reform
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2017, 06:14:07 AM »
Thats what I'm reading too.  However, (sigh) Class X offenses are still subject to 85% TIS law - ugh!

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Re: Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Reform
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2017, 11:40:43 PM »
This is not what I wanted to hear.....😢😭
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Re: Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Reform
« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2017, 07:40:56 AM »


Some inmates may be eligible for 90 days of good time if the meet criteria unless they fall under any of this is not eligible:

However, no inmate
23      shall be eligible for the additional sentence credit under this
24      paragraph (4) or (4.1) of this subsection (a) while assigned to
25      a boot camp or electronic detention, or if convicted of an
26      offense enumerated in subdivision (a)(2)(i), (ii), or (iii) of
 

 

09900SB2872ham002   - 18 -   LRB099 19925 RLC 52259 a

1      this Section that is committed on or after June 19, 1998 or
2      subdivision (a)(2)(iv) of this Section that is committed on or
3      after June 23, 2005 (the effective date of Public Act 94-71) or
4      subdivision (a)(2)(v) of this Section that is committed on or
5      after August 13, 2007 (the effective date of Public Act 95-134)
6      or subdivision (a)(2)(vi) when the offense is committed on or
7      after June 1, 2008 (the effective date of Public Act 95-625) or
8      subdivision (a)(2)(vii) when the offense is committed on or
9      after July 23, 2010 (the effective date of Public Act 96-1224),
10      or if convicted of aggravated driving under the influence of
11      alcohol, other drug or drugs, or intoxicating compound or
12      compounds or any combination thereof as defined in subparagraph
13      (F) of paragraph (1) of subsection (d) of Section 11-501 of the
14      Illinois Vehicle Code, or if convicted of aggravated driving
15      under the influence of alcohol, other drug or drugs, or
16      intoxicating compound or compounds or any combination thereof
17      as defined in subparagraph (C) of paragraph (1) of subsection
18      (d) of Section 11-501 of the Illinois Vehicle Code committed on
19      or after January 1, 2011 (the effective date of Public Act
20      96-1230), or if convicted of an offense enumerated in paragraph
21      (a)(2.4) of this Section that is committed on or after July 15,
22      1999 (the effective date of Public Act 91-121), or first degree
23      murder, a Class X felony, criminal sexual assault, felony
24      criminal sexual abuse, aggravated criminal sexual abuse,
25      aggravated battery with a firearm as described in Section
26      12-4.2 or subdivision (e)(1), (e)(2), (e)(3), or (e)(4) of













THESE INMATES NOT ELIGIBLE


(a)(2)(i), (ii), or (iii) -------

 (i) that a prisoner who is serving a term of
24          imprisonment for first degree murder or for the offense of
25          terrorism shall receive no sentence credit and shall serve
26          the entire sentence imposed by the court;
 

 

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1              (ii) that a prisoner serving a sentence for attempt to
2          commit terrorism, attempt to commit first degree murder,
3          solicitation of murder, solicitation of murder for hire,
4          intentional homicide of an unborn child, predatory
5          criminal sexual assault of a child, aggravated criminal
6          sexual assault, criminal sexual assault, aggravated
7          kidnapping, aggravated battery with a firearm as described
8          in Section 12-4.2 or subdivision (e)(1), (e)(2), (e)(3), or
9          (e)(4) of Section 12-3.05, heinous battery as described in
10          Section 12-4.1 or subdivision (a)(2) of Section 12-3.05,
11          being an armed habitual criminal, aggravated battery of a
12          senior citizen as described in Section 12-4.6 or
13          subdivision (a)(4) of Section 12-3.05, or aggravated
14          battery of a child as described in Section 12-4.3 or
15          subdivision (b)(1) of Section 12-3.05 shall receive no more
16          than 4.5 days of sentence credit for each month of his or
17          her sentence of imprisonment;
18              (iii) that a prisoner serving a sentence for home
19          invasion, armed robbery, aggravated vehicular hijacking,
20          aggravated discharge of a firearm, or armed violence with a
21          category I weapon or category II weapon, when the court has
22          made and entered a finding, pursuant to subsection (c-1) of
23          Section 5-4-1 of this Code, that the conduct leading to
24          conviction for the enumerated offense resulted in great
25          bodily harm to a victim, shall receive no more than 4.5
26          days of sentence credit for each month of his or her
 

 

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1          sentence of imprisonment;


I am still reading through all this, just haven't had time  ... will try to look more and post. 
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Re: Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Reform
« Reply #17 on: February 16, 2017, 07:47:57 AM »
It also looks like they are taking the part out about inmates who have already received GT if they qualify from ever getting it again,this was all struck through, that means its revised .. it doesn't show here as struck through, but it is.

No inmate shall be
4      eligible for the additional good conduct credit under this
5      paragraph (4) who (i) has previously received increased good
6      conduct credit under this paragraph (4) and has subsequently
7      been convicted of a felony, or (ii) has previously served more
8      than one prior sentence of imprisonment for a felony in an
9      adult correctional facility.



Wherever else in the bill you see sections ----------- struck through that is taken out.
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« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2017, 08:20:05 AM »
So it that definitive? Or still in the making ? And is that separate from the recommendation that was given to the governor of bringing the 100% TIS to 90%?

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« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2017, 10:00:29 AM »
So it that definitive? Or still in the making ? And is that separate from the recommendation that was given to the governor of bringing the 100% TIS to 90%?

This bill was sent to the Governor on January 13th to be signed AS IS .. if he chooses not to sign it that is up to him, but if he signs it, it's as written.

http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/BillStatus.asp?DocNum=2872&GAID=13&DocTypeID=SB&LegID=96191&SessionID=88&SpecSess=&Session=&GA=99
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