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Offline maripan

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HB 2515
« on: April 24, 2017, 08:23:22 PM »
Have you guys read HB 2515? What are your opinions?

Offline maripan

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Re: HB 2515
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2017, 08:26:24 PM »

Offline hgarcia14

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Re: HB 2515
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2017, 11:24:52 AM »
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Great legislation, it's back out for a third reading. I'm praying it passes. It would help my LO..ge was a juvenile offender, who's been in 23 years!
To help pass it write, email or call your legislators...the more they hear from their constituents, the more probability something will get done!

Offline ashleysiek

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Re: HB 2515
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2017, 07:48:22 PM »
Stupid question..but if someone is in for first degree murder this wouldn't apply correct ?

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Re: HB 2515
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2017, 08:03:33 PM »
Yes it would as long as they have served 20 years
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Re: HB 2515
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2017, 08:46:11 PM »
What if he's sentenced 20, has 3 left. Doesn't it mention that 3 years prior to his out date he can apply to see the parol board, would that apply to him whose at 17 years ?

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Re: HB 2515
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2017, 09:26:53 PM »
If he was only sentenced to 20 and it is required to serve 20 then it wouldnt make a difference to his sentence he would still have to serve it all. 20 years is required for murder conviction 10 for all other
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Offline hgarcia14

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Re: HB 2515
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2017, 10:29:40 PM »
This legislation applies to all who committed murder and were 21 or under, after serving 20 years they can apply for parole. They can apply for parole  3 years before reaching 20.  But it still has not passed. It's up for a reading next week.

Offline ashleysiek

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Re: HB 2515
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2017, 01:11:36 AM »
Yes he was under 21, and is 3 years from making his 20. That'd be a blessing if that was the case. So would he be out and just do 3 years of parole instead if it does pass?

And so it has it's 3rd reading next week...then What? How many readings does it need?

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Re: HB 2515
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2017, 02:28:34 AM »
No if I am reading it right he can start the process 3 years out but cannot actually parole till he has served 20 years. No matter what atleast 20 years must be served.

. Provides that a person under 21 years of age at the time of the commission of a homicide offense or offenses shall be eligible for parole review by the Prisoner Review Board after serving 20 years or more of his or her sentence. Provides that 3 years prior to becoming eligible for parole review, the eligible person may file his or her petition for parole review with the Prisoner Review Board.
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Offline ashleysiek

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Re: HB 2515
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2017, 07:43:13 AM »
So what difference will this bill make? Either way he is coming out on parole at his 20 regardless so what s the point of a parole hearing 3 years prior if at 20 he's out on parole regardless.

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Re: HB 2515
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2017, 01:32:22 PM »
This might be a crazy question but I am not familiar with the differences in the various offense classes.  This bill talks about many classess and specifically the class X.  My LO has a Class X and a Class M Offense.  Both acts committed prior to age 21.  If passed, will the Class M offense go under the same rule as the Class X? 

I hope that makes sense!!!!

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Re: HB 2515
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2017, 06:16:30 PM »
Ashley it wont make much of a difference to your loved one but because in the Illinois justice system no one is sentenced the same there are those out there that were sentenced to 30 or more years for the same or lesser offenses and it will be beneficial to them. Erwife I am not sure what a class m offense is but all offenses except murder have to serve 10 years and murder 20 then eligible for parole anyone who falls under the TIS laws that was sentenced before 21st birthday
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Re: HB 2515
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2017, 07:22:49 PM »
Even if he was under 21? I pray hb2882 passes and knocks them down to 75%

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Re: HB 2515
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2017, 08:33:25 PM »
Yeah even though he was 21 because he was already sentenced to the minimum this law allows
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Re: HB 2515
« Reply #15 on: May 20, 2017, 09:22:10 PM »
I guess. Idk I just hope something passes with the TIS law reduction. By the time they do anything he'll already be out (3021)

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Re: HB 2515
« Reply #16 on: May 20, 2017, 09:56:59 PM »
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Ashley it wont make much of a difference to your loved one but because in the Illinois justice system no one is sentenced the same there are those out there that were sentenced to 30 or more years for the same or lesser offenses and it will be beneficial to them. Erwife I am not sure what a class m offense is but all offenses except murder have to serve 10 years and murder 20 then eligible for parole anyone who falls under the TIS laws that was sentenced before 21st birthday
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Thanks....a class M is for muder. But, i dont think he was sentenced under the TIS laws. He only had 50% so this may not apply to him at all. We only have 2.5 years left so I just have to keep being patient.

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Re: HB 2515
« Reply #17 on: May 20, 2017, 11:19:47 PM »
Sorry Erwife but those 2.5 years will fly by I cant wait till I get down that low we have done 17 and have 10 more to go if these laws don't change.
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Re: HB 2515
« Reply #18 on: May 21, 2017, 12:12:33 AM »
My husband is a class M ( murder ) he's been in now 26yrs at 50% with 3yrs left. He went in at age 18, do you think this will help him?

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Re: HB 2515
« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2017, 11:03:09 AM »
If it gets passed it could shorten his time yes. He may be able to get out right after it passes
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