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Illinois eliminated parole-for-release in 1978 and enacted truth in sentencing in 1998. As a result, many people convicted of serious crimes serve every day of their sentences. Restore Justice compiled a list of the mandatory minimum sentences for a number of these serious crimes. This...

Dear Friends, The Illinois General Assembly recently wrapped up the fall Veto Session in Springfield on October 28. While the Veto session is officially just a short opportunity for the legislature to reconsider any measure that the Governor vetoed, it is also an opportunity to continue...

Soon, the law may prevent someone in Jason Foster’s position from being charged with murder. But Jason and those already serving extreme prison sentences won’t benefit.  In January 2021, Illinois lawmakers passed extensive, multi-faceted legislation to address some of the most devastating, racially unjust practices that...

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