Senate OKs rules for revoking early prison release – Beaumont Enterprise

Posted: April 17, 2011 by scaryhouse in Uncategorized

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. AP — The Illinois Senate wants prison officials to spell out which parole violations require sending an inmate back to prison after being granted early release.Senators voted 55-0 Thursday to demand guidelines for returning rule-breakers to lockup.They also voted 53-0 to require the Corrections Department to send the governor monthly reports of early releases and an annual report to lawmakers.Republican Sen. Kirk Dillard says that would prevent governors from claiming they didnt know about early releases. Thats what Gov. Pat Quinn said in December 2009 when The Associated Press reported the early release of more than 1,700 inmates.The legislation is part of a reform package Dillard said Quinns office is helping him put together.___The bills are SB1560 and SB1562.Online: http://www.ilga.gov.

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