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How DHS Uses Deportations to Undermine Criminal Justice Reform

Monika Langarica | Posted 11.11.2016 | Latino Voices
Monika Langarica

Two thousand of those eligible for early release are non-citizens, facing continued incarceration and deportation. This, in spite of a determination made by an independent federal agency that concludes they have served a complete fair sentence and now qualify to be free people.

Illinois Prisons Chief Resigns Over Prisoner Release Scandal

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The state prisons chief who took the blame for a botched prisoner early release program under Gov. Pat Quinn is resigning as the Democratic governor s...

Prison Overcrowding: A Far Greater Threat to Public Safety than Early Release

John Maki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
John Maki

Research shows that when low-level non-violent offenders are incarcerated instead of given supervised release, they are more likely to commit new crimes once they get out of prison.

Quinn Signs Bill Sponsored By Brady, Aimed At Early Release Scandal

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Governor Pat Quinn signed a bill into law Monday that was sponsored by his opponent in the Illinois governor's race, a bill that was designed to draw ...

Bill Brady Gaffes Again: Attack On Quinn's Early Release Program Unfounded (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With a final vote count in the Republican primary for governor expected today, Bill Brady revved up the campaign engine. Expected to be declared the p...

Governor Pat Quinn To End Controversial Early Prisoners Release Program | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn announced today that he is ending a controversial prisons policy that accelerated good behavior credit for new inmates and led to some ...