By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS)– Common and Chance the Rapper are urging Illinois legislators to pass a law restoring a parole system.

Currently, Illinois doesn’t allow parole for inmates who were sentenced after 1978, regardless of how young they were when they committed a crime.

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Common and Chance the Rapper say criminal justice reform is leaving behind thousands of people.

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The rappers spoke outside the Cook County Jail this morning, as families of prison inmates boarded a bus to Springfield.

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Legislators will vote on the bill in the next two weeks. It will make people eligible for parole consideration, after they have served 20 years in prison.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff