Gov. Pritzker Signs Law Forbidding Deceptive Tactics By Police In Questioning Minors, Among Other Criminal Justice ReformsIllinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed a number of criminal justice reforms into law on Thursday – including a ban on deceptive tactics when police are questioning minors.
With Rigorous Drug And Behavioral Treatment Program, Some Nonviolent Offenders Can Get Out Of Jail In Kane CountyA suburban sheriff's office is taking a progressive new approach to criminal justice reform.
Gov. Pritzker Signs Illinois Criminal Justice Reform Bill Into LawAmong the bills recently passed in Springfield is an end to cash bail by 2023.
Pritzker: Don't Wait To Send Mail-In Ballots For The 2020 General Election"I encourage young and middle aged people who are not immunocompromised to step up and volunteer as election judges in your communities, a rule that your elderly neighbors have so often embraced as part of their civic service."
Ending Cash Bail, More Rehab Part Of Gov. JB Pritzker's Criminal Justice Reform Plan“We spend billions of dollars a year keeping too many people in an overcrowded prison system that has proven itself too expensive, too punitive and wholly ineffective at keeping Illinois families safe," Pritzker said in a statement.
Blagojevich, A Criminal Justice Reformer? Critics Say He Didn't Do Much As Governor"Through all channels, through all connections, that anyone had, we just could not get answers to those petitions."
A Host Of Celebrities Speak Out On Criminal Justice ReformCommon, a Grammy, Oscar and Emmy winner born in Hyde Park, was touched in particular by the cause through his work on the 2014 film "Selma," the story of the 1965 voting rights marches in Alabama. The "Glory" rapper has performed at numerous concerts inside California prisons and is a frequent visitor to the men of one in Los Angeles County where all are serving life sentences.
Gov. Rauner Signs Illinois Criminal Justice Reform BillThe bill should expand access to trauma recovery services for crime victims and help inmates participate in various rehabilitation programs.