Monday, June 25, 2012

Quinn signs law reinstating prison 'good-time' releases

By Jamey Dunn

UPDATE: Gov Pat Quinn said on October 2 that the soonest the early release program would go into effect would be sometime after the end of this year. The Department of Corrections plans to have rules drafted for the program before the end of October.

Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill that will allow Illinois prisoners to earn time off their sentences for good behavior. While Quinn says he is satisfied that the new law contains necessary reforms, some are concerned that the state lacks the manpower to monitor prisoners once they are let out.

“Ensuring public safety is my top priority,” Quinn said in a written statement. “This is good criminal justice policy and good public safety policy that will manage our prison population and make non-violent offenders less likely to commit crime in the future.” Quinn had suspended the Meritorious Good Time program after the Associated Press revealed that inmates, some of them violent offenders, were being released under the program after serving only a few weeks of their sentences.

The Department of Corrections had instated a policy dubbed MGT Push, which waived the a longstanding waiting period and allowed inmates to apply their credit immediately. This decision was made behind closed doors and was not publicized. The fallout from the MGT Push program was a scandal for Quinn as he was running for the governor’s office in 2010. Quinn pulled together a group of staff members and experts who released a report in 2010 suggesting reforms that should take place before early release was reinstated. However, Quinn dropped the issue,  and the program remained suspended for years while the state’s prisons faced overcrowding.

Advocates said that the suspension of an early release program was particularly hard on lower security prisons, where inmates that would likely be eligible for early release are housed. The John Howard Association, a Chicago-based prison watchdog group, found prisoners housed in a flooded basement in one of the state’s minimum-security prisons and housed in rooms with broken windows that let in birds, roaches mice and other pests at another minimum security facility. (For more on this, see Illinois Issues January 2012.)

“As of May 2012, Illinois housed more than 48,000 inmates in a prison system designed for about 34,000. While almost every facility struggles with its population, the worst crowding is in the state's minimum and medium security prisons, which house mostly low-level offenders. This kind of crowding endangers not only inmates, but also the thousands of staff that work in the state's correctional institutions,” said a written statement from the John Howard Association. The group called Quinn signing Senate Bill 2621 a “significant victory” that will help address the overcrowding at Illinois prisons and help to incentivize good behavior and participation in programs that reduce recidivism. “Every facility I’ve gone to, there’s been some staff member or administrator talking about not having this ability,” said John Maki, executive director of the John Howard Association.

The law places new restrictions on who can get credit for good behavior. It allows the DOC to consider an inmate’s entire criminal history and not just the crime he or she is currently serving time for committing —which is a change from the previous MGT program. Credit will be earned with good behavior as well as participation in programs, such as GED courses or life-skills classes, both in county jail and state prison. DOC will be required to report on the program both to the public and the legislature. Offenders must serve at least 60 days of their sentences in state custody before being awarded “sentence credit” and the maximum amount of time an inmate will be able to shave off of his or her sentence is 180 days. “We were very mindful of the criticism that came out of the Meritorious Good Time Push fallout. There’s some pretty significant transparency built into this law,” said Maki, whose group worked with lawmakers on the legislation.

 “This sentence credit law increases accountability in the state’s prison system by setting new guidelines in place that further strengthen the department’s ability to manage the state’s prison population. This law gives the department the discretion necessary to ensure that sentence credit is responsibly awarded only to eligible non-violent inmates who demonstrate positive behavior while incarcerated. This law gives [the] DOC the important discretion that it did not have before and, in turn, creates a secure system to incentivize good behavior,” Stacey Solano, a spokeswoman for the DOC, said in a written statement. Solano said the DOC does not yet have a timeline in place for when the program will be up and running. The department still needs to adopt rules and prepare for the changes in the law.

However, some are concerned that the DOC is understaffed and will not have enough parole officers to monitor those who are eventually released under the new law. “If they don’t hire more parole officers, there’s no way they could keep up with this,” said Gerald Raines, acting president of the Fraternal Order of Police Illinois Department of Corrections Lodge #263 based in Joliet. Raines said that parole officers are already spread too thin and lack the equipment they need to monitor all the parolees assigned to them. He said there is a shortage of vehicles, and officers sometimes must double up, making it next to impossible to cover the geographic areas they are assigned to. “There is not enough time in the day for them to do it because the state doesn’t want them to have overtime.”

He also said that the program would not go that far in reducing the state’s prison population. “It’s not going to relieve the overcrowding as much as they think it is, especially if they go ahead and close these institutions and the [adult transition centers] that he is talking about closing.” Quinn’s administration has confirmed that he plans to move forward with his proposal to close a super-maximum-security prison near Tamms, a women’s prison in Dwight and several halfway houses throughout the state. Inmates from Tamms and Dwight would be moved to other prisons, and the the DOC has acknowledged that the closure of the adult transition centers, which help inmates transition to life outside of prison, could result in some prisoners being sent back behind bars.

Rains said that he thinks reinstating an early release program is a good idea. “If they get the adequate amount of parole agents out there and everybody has the tools they need to work with, it would be great.” But he says the DOC would need to hire more parole officers and buy more equipment, including cars, computers and bulletproof vests, to ensure that parolees released under the program are properly monitored. “Somebody needs to check on them, and [parolees] need to know that they are going to check on them.” He said even if offenders are put on electronic monitoring, officers play a role. “They still have to have agents go and check where they are going to stay and break down the rules to them and go to check on them from time to time.”

 The DOC says it is restructuring its parole department in a way that would put the focus on more dangerous offenders or those more likely to reoffend. “Public safety is always our top priority, and the department is in the process of reorganizing the parole division, which will allow for a higher level of supervision for those who are paroled as a result of sentence credit,” Solano said.

Maki said that DOC will have to administer the program in a mindful way, especially since it is working with limited resources and little potential for substantial new spending in the near future. “Illinois is in a difficult spot,” he said. “It’s not going to open the floodgates. You’re not going to see thousands and thousands of inmates go out. That’s how we’re going to ensure we don’t overrun parole.” However, he said that the state should rethink some polices, such as sentencing laws, and considering prioritizing programs that are alternatives to incarceration, as well as programs offered to offenders once they are released. “I think this is the first step. A solution is going to be broad-based comprehensive prison reform.”

98 comments:

Anonymous said...

What about inmates who have less than 180 days left, and have already had a parole officer assigned to them?

Anonymous said...

Yeah my fiance has 180 exactly left and has a parole officer already so can I really be expecting him home sooner than planned?

Anonymous said...

It clearly says that there is no timeline set as to when the bill will be up and running.

Illinois Issues Statehouse bureau said...

DOC still has a lot to do before they put this into effect. There is really no way of knowing when people will start getting good time credit or if those close to release now will get any time shaved off of their sentences. I asked them exactly that, and they just don't know yet.

Anonymous said...

What about people already released on parole will they get that time they missed out on?

Anonymous said...

Is the bill up and running yet?

Anonymous said...

How will we know when the bill will start running is it this year

Illinois Issues Statehouse bureau said...

Since the DoC is revamping the entire program, it is likely going to take a little while to get off the ground. It is not going to be just like flipping a switch. Under the new program, credit must be earned. So the intent would be that nobody would get the credit right off the bat automatically. They would have to earn it through good behavior and participation. However, time served in county jails awaiting trial can be applied. All of this is at the DoC's discretion, so it is difficult to answer questions generally. Things may vary from case to case. As far as I know, this would not apply to time spent on parole.

Anonymous said...

Has the goodtime up n running yet? Has any prisioners been released yet? What is going on tell the people something..

SoulSearcher said...

i really wanna know some answers right now my husband have at least 2yrs left and he told me good time was coming back but what we wanna know is when?? how long does it take to tell the people what they wanna know from the government who has all the answers basically running the entire world!!! we voted for Quinn now he has to answer the people who are trying to find out when they loved ones are coming home. my husband got a job working 12hrs and gets into no trouble when will he be rewarded with a reunion with his wife and 1yr old son? please give us some answers!!!

SoulSearcher said...

my husband has 2yrs left and he told me good time was coming back. But when? we voted for Quinn and he cant even give us the answers we want! My husband works a 12hr shift and dont get into any trouble when will he be rewarded with a reunion with his wife and 1yr old son?? The government has all the answers and isnt giving us the people any answers at all. when will yall know that the bill is up and running? And will yall let us the people know that its up and running!! we need answers and the run-around will not make anybody less anxious to know whats going on with this good time bill! So please government pat Quinn give us something to work with instead of its not like turning on a switch!1

Anonymous said...

My fiance has approximately 60 days left which I know isn't that long but my question is: how do u really consider who will get the good time and if he is eligible which he is will he be immediately released?

Illinois Issues Statehouse bureau said...

From a DoC spokesperson:

"The department is in the process of drafting rules. I don’t have a time table quite yet on when we anticipate implementing the program, but I can assure you the department will do so responsibly."

When there are more details on the program, we will have an update. I wish there was more info to share, but that is where things stand right now.

Anonymous said...

If a sentence of one year is given, will one be let out after the 60 days, our have to do 60 days then get 180 off remaining 10 months?
If good time was never brought back, would the year sentence have to be served whole? 365 days??

nicole said...

There must be some kind of timeline, do u think it'll take more than a couple months?

Anonymous said...

Is the program in effect? my fiancee got sentanced 2 yrs he served 5 months in county. i wanna know if this program is in effect so i know if he can get another 180 days off and hopefully be home by june 2013

Anonymous said...

Are there any updates on when the good time credit will be applied? Why is it taking so long just for an answer? My husband has a year left now and he has Been participating in the ged program and we want to know when will things happen!!!!!

Illinois Issues Statehouse bureau said...

I understand the frustration, especially when you are waiting for a loved one to come home. However, the DoC has not provided me with a timeline. I asked. I have been touching base with them periodically. As soon as I find out more, you will get an update. I am going to check in with them again, and see what I can get. As far as the questions on individual cases, there is no way I can answer them. All these decisions are up to the DoC, and they have decided not to make any of the details public yet. Sorry. I know the lack of info must be difficult.

Illinois Issues Statehouse bureau said...

I got a chance to ask Gov. Pat Quinn about the early release program today after a press conference. He said that the soonest it would start would be early 2013. DoC is working to draft rules and plans to have them done by the end of October. See the update at the top of the story.

When it does start, that does not mean they will begin releasing people on the first day. Sorting out who has earned credit for what may take some time and again the law says that the final decision on who gets credit to get out early is up to the DoC director.

Anonymous said...

I would like to say THANK YOU for keeping us updated in this matter. Many people have forgotten about our love ones that are incarcerated. I really do appreciate you for this.

Anonymous said...

Yea they need to start letting loved ones go who really shouldn't b in stateville.... They take forever transferring inmates and are very slow giving mail to our loved ones. Im 9 months pregnant and my husband is in there. They been talking bout good time since 2011 they still behind

Anonymous said...

Has anyone heard anything that took place at the meeting they had on Oct 15

Anonymous said...

Im really hopin the good time comes back soon and that my gf gets it. She decided to turn herself in on violation of probation and now she has to serve a year and wont get out until August. However, Im also worried because she's been at Dwight since the end of August yet she is still in reception. Im worried that since she's in reception she wont be able to join any programs, thus, helping her get good time. I'm also worried about Dwight closing. Why is she still at a maximum security center anyway? I swear, so many things worry me about the whole situation. I wish my baby could just come home.

Amanda said...

I have heard rumors about immediate release when this does go into effect... Is that a possibility? I am sure that since none of this seems like it will start before the first of the year, that my Fiance' will be home before this happens... but I am still curious.

nicole said...

No the inmates will have to earn the credit. It will not be automatic. Jcar listed the new rules on their flinn report. I wouldn't expect the rules to be implemented until the beginning of the year

nicole said...

No it will not be automatic. The inmates have to earn this credit. And the rules are listed on jcars flinn report. I wouldn't expect the of the sentence credit to be implemented till the beginning of the year

Cathi Pilger said...

My brother is in Vandalia he says conditions there are discusting he is an Alcoholic and has gotten no help! he was sentanced 2 to 4 years for a 4th DUI he is a good man and his family is suffering if he were able to be working and still be on some type of probation maybe they would'nt be losing there home. People that are non vilent offenders should have other programs set up for them so they can learn to live with there adictions. They told him he had to go off his meds in order to get work release but has to sit and wait for six months before that happens so how is he going to get good time? if they wont let him work? Does anyone know about Filing an appeal for a sentence reduction I really want to start one for my brother

Anonymous said...

i have to get incarcerated on the 18th of nov, how i should i prepare if i dont know how much time i have to do and why would i turn myself in if i dont know whats going on

Anonymous said...

I have been reading up on another blog www.illinoisprisontalk.org. In this blog i have read that once Quin has 45 days to meet with everyone to discuss the 6 months good time credit. Once that is done it goes down to i believe Springfield for another 45 days to make the rules regarding the 6 months good time. Once that is done it bounces back to quin and can take up to another 45 days to take affect. In order for any inmate to receive 6 months good time credit they need to do programs to qualify. They said the 6 months good time credit may not be in affect until January of 2013.

nicole said...

Right, right now jcar is reviewing it. (joint committee) the first notice expiration ends on 11/26. So it wonr be till January that it'll probably be on their agenda meeting. And hopefully they won't take an additional 45 days to review. Once there done revising it'll go back to IDOC to be implemented. Unless Jcar doesn't approve and idoc will have to make the neccasary changes. But the earliest will be January. Illinoisprisontalk.com is a great website

Anonymous said...

please help anyone!!!
ok my boyfriend has been sentenced to 3yrs in prison he is currently in stateville, he already has 5months(time considered served), when will he be eligible for good time????

nicole said...

As long as he's not a violent offender, but with the new sentence credit you have to be in some fee, ect type of program, drug ect. So nobody really knows how idoc is gonna do it until they implement it. The ball is in motion. Idoc already wrote the new ruled. Jcar is currently reviewing it but like previous posts u should check out illinoisprisontalk.com. very resourceful

Anonymous said...

My husband has served 4m of a year sentence. Originaly the lawyer said he would only have to do 61 days for his charge and length. However it has past that mark. His parole date is set for 2/13. we cant wait that long. I am working 2 jobs to support 3 kids and pay the mortgage and 2 car payments. I cant keep working this way. Its to hard, but if I dont I will loose everything! How can he come home on good time, or even house arrest?? Febuary may not sound far away, but my family is struggling and now winter bills will make it even harder. Please, please help. Thank you.

nicole said...

That's the thing, a lot of lawyers didn't even know that good time was suspended back in 2010. Gov Quinn signed the bill in June for good time but they r still in the process of reviewing the new rules. Plus with this new good time u have to be in a program to even qualify for it. It's different this time. Not everyone will get it. My husband's out date is June. So I would bet on him staying there till February. Sorry. Maybe he will get house arrest but there's nothing he or you can do about that. It's up to the state.

Anonymous said...

My son is currentley waiting for a hearing. He wants to know if he takes a plea deal for 1year or 2 years, how much time will he have to serve? Shoplifting case non-violent. Any help from anyone would be appreciated.

Illinois Issues Statehouse bureau said...

The Director of DOC said that he hopes that the new earned credit program will be operational by February at the latest. The rules are still being made, so there is no way to know exactly who will get to take advantage of the program. But it will give those who are eligible a change to earn up to 180 days off of their sentences.

Those who are looking for advice on plea deals, etc. I am in no way qualified to do that. You need to talk to a lawyer. There are community groups that can help put you in touch with legal assistance, depending on where you live in the state. Try doing a Google search for your area. Sorry I don't have more to offer on that front.

Anonymous said...

Does this effect inmates at federal prison camps currently they receive 54 days of good behavior a year will this grant them more? Please help

Illinois Issues Statehouse bureau said...

No. The new law would only apply to state prisoners. Federal prisons are part of an entirely different system that is not under the jurisdiction of the state.

jimbo said...

I just got out of logan and u guys all need to talk to your state reps

Anonymous said...

Does good time effect inmates in work release? Can inmates in the work release centers get good time also?

Anonymous said...

Has there been any word that January is still when this is suppose to start?

Illinois Issues Statehouse bureau said...

No new updates. January would be the earliest. It could be February according to DoC.

Anonymous said...

Will the new law apply to only first time prisoners or all prisoners?

Anonymous said...

So I was told the minute u walk in the door in prisonn ur time is cut in half is this truse?

Anonymous said...

My husband. Is in east. Moline Illinois. Do. They get goodtime

Anonymous said...

Yes all Illinois dept of corrections are subject to receive good time, if the inmate is eligible

Anonymous said...

I would like to know if there are any new updates regarding MGT. I hear jan/feb of 2013, but would like to know if anything else has been determined... Anyone have more information on this topic?

Anonymous said...

As far as I can tell JCAR is going to have a meeting about this on january 8th. Is there anyway that you can confirm this?

Anonymous said...

It greatly concerns me that law abiding American citizen are being caught up in political bureaucracy between the state of Illinois and the IDOC.... My husband a 40 yr old American tax payer working on his bachelors degree who had never been convicted of a crime before, was the victim of a violent shooting on Chicago's south side, on his way to church in Nov of 2010 which resulted in him nearly loosing his life. No arrest was made in the case of his shooting. After several months of rehabilitation and learning to walk again. He received his FOID card and purchased a hand gun to protect himself from further attaches. While outside of his residence garage, in the alley behind his home coming from work at 2am, the offenders approached his vehicle in an attempt to harm him again. My husband fired two rounds in the air to scare off the attackers, who fled the scene. The police pulled up to find my husbands gun loaded in the car under the seat. He was convicted of Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and sentenced to 1 year in prison on November 29, 2012. Two weeks after his sentencing the state of Illinois the conceal and carry law, however, when I spoke with his attorney I was told it is not be applicable to his case since he was convicted prior to the ruling. We were told by the judge and our paid attorney that good time would apply and my husband would be home after serving 61 days in prison. However, several calls to IDOC have revealed that there is no timeline for implementing the newly revised law and that my husband would be incarcerated for 6 months. It is very grievous that American citizens cannot protect themselves from violent acts in the state of Illinois. Futhermore, it is of great concern that continue to play pass the buck with this legislation which continues to ruin the lives of many who are caught up in this political may-ham as a result of their efforts in trying to protect themselves from violence in Chicago. What can we do as a family to expedite this process. Any help from any organization is welcome. Please contact me directly at info@impradiolive.com. Thank you

Anonymous said...

IDOC moved very quickly to close Westside and move everyone to Crossroads. My son had a job & went to school. Now his counselor seems to think everyone at Westside was a trouble maker & won't let him work. They need to apply the good time to the people following the rules ASAP. My son is registered for school & I am worried he won't be allowed to go. This is very frustrating.

Anonymous said...

My Husband Is In East Moline , This Is His First Time Ever Going To Prison. He Has One More Year Left He Served 2 and A Half Years , Has Had two Jobs Since He Has Been in idoc & earned his Ged In County Jail Do You Think He Will Be Eligible Foe Sentence Credits

Anonymous said...

Yes the 8th is the meeting and as long as they approve it good time will go into affect sometime there after. But we still have to wait and see who it applies to

Anonymous said...

Any updates

Anonymous said...

What's going on did good. Time. Come back?

Anonymous said...

Im finishing up an 8 year sentence, and Um currently in a Transitional Center (North Lawndale). Through out my 4 years incarcerated I work in Springfield work camp and transferred to the center Im at now. Due to my active participation in these programs will I be eligible for any good time?

Anonymous said...

If the inmate is in programs receiving credit before they receive good time could they be released immediately when good time comes into effect since they would already have credit for participation in the prison's programs.

Anonymous said...

Any updates??

Anonymous said...

Why there is no update on good. Time?

Anonymous said...

My husbands released in Nov. 2013 i was wondering if When the good time is back in place does that mean he can be home in May?

Anonymous said...

Will people in the work release centers like cross roads be able to get good time also?

Anonymous said...

Any updates yet? I know the law is in effect but When do we find out who gets it and When? We all want aré loved ones home sooner than later.

Anonymous said...

What's going on, is they bringing good time back? Where does it start? Does it apply to those in work release?

Anonymous said...

So does any one know the out come of yesterdays JCAR meeting?? I'm confused, my husband parole date is 2/17/13 however on Christmas the board called to set up electronic monitoring for 60 days. Now I thought parole meant "coming home" date. I am grateful for the home EM if I assumed wrong. Then I guess the rest of his sentence would be waved?? Does any one, I mean any one have a real answer?? It seems as if IDOC has no responce and he can not even ask his assigned worker, it's not allowed?? Thanks in advance.

Illinois Issues Statehouse bureau said...

The rules made it through JCAR yesterday. IDoC can now start reviewing inmates for awarding credit. However, there are more procedural steps to go before they award it. So no time credit is being awarded under this program right now according to DoC. Working to find out when that will start. That is all I know at this point. For those that are putting different cases up here and asking when they loved ones might get out of prison or off of parole, I will never be able to answer those questions. IDoC is review every case individually and can consider a long list of factors. So every inmate could be facing a different outcome. I would advise consulting a lawyer for your cases.

Anonymous said...

I am not understanding,is the good time back or not? My husband should be in a min..facility but he is in a medium facility he was sentened to 4 years, he has until Nov of this year,is he eligible for the good time if it is back,he is a non violent offender,and he is going to school for his ged.

mayra Valencia said...

So there is no said date this good time will take effect??

touched by god said...

Tho the bill has been signed sounds like its no good until there is enough perole off. To watch ova the crimal jus give the good time and asign them a probation off that would make them have to go to probation off and b able to get help fineing jobs and and get the help from these agentcy that are willing to help those who want to help there self get there life back and be cosidered a citizen again in sted of a crimal those who are ready for second chance it will show but we want kno til there is a second chance offer is there for them thanks for letting me comment maybe someone is listening

Anonymous said...

I dont understand why it is taking so long to give the good time to those that qualify since the jails are so over crowded I was told they dont have enough food in some of the work release centers to feed everyone and short staffed

Anonymous said...

Thank you for keeping us updated. I truly appreciate it!

Anonymous said...

My husband is currently in Logan and he has been advised by his counsler that they shouldn't expect to hear anything about whether or not ANYONE will be given meritorious good time credit until after October, 2013

Anonymous said...

If the rules made it through are there a lot more steps before idoc can implement the eraly release credit?

Anonymous said...

Illionis prision system is as a mess same as the mess with Illionis having no money and people loosing there jobs and life's if Illionis wouldent be so hard on a person in courts than there would be more room for progress Illionis ain't set up for debilitating a persons life there set up for disaster I beleave that Illionis is more of a criminal than the inmates in the prison system courts give out large amounts of time to the ones who violate the laws but they don't have enough lawyers for a good defense but the courts have enough lawmakers and people to throw the book to them as reg hard working people are getting laid off and suffering the states lawmakers and top notch people are getting raises when there ain't no money than they raise the taxes for the poor to take care of the wealthy and that's why prisons are over pack and state workers make the money they do can't fix the problem when the state don't care about the average Joe who works so that the state can make a mess out of what they don't have

Anonymous said...

I heard that they are working on getting the women in Dwight paroled, and good time. This is so they can get the remaining transfered to Logan. Now this is only a rumor but if it's true it's a start to something.

Anonymous said...

October 2013????? No that's incorrect. It's a law now and they have to implement it.

Anonymous said...

My husband projected parole date is 4/2014 , will he be eligible for good time if he has earned credits?

Anonymous said...

I heard dwight is closing and my daughter in lincoln is getting transferred soon but wont tell where or when

Anonymous said...

does this law include federal inmates also?my boyfriend is in a fbop camp has 18 mnths left,i pray this law applies to him,he is a nonviolent offender,1st time offender and has been gone for 12 yrs,can u please let me know,thanks,

Illinois Issues Statehouse bureau said...

The update on the story is a bit old at this point. It says Quinn made those comments in October (2012). He did not say the program was starting in October, he made the comments then. IDoC is currently reviewing inmate files but has not given a date for when they plan to start awarding credit.

I cannot answer questions about specific scenarios because IDoC plans to award credit on a case-by-case basis. So there is no way for me to know who will be eligible for what. My advice would be to consult a lawyer.


The plan is to close Dwight soon, but it is quite possible that she does not yet know when and where she will be transferred.

Anonymous said...

My fiance was in Will County for 5 months, than got transfered to stateville for a month. He is now in Vandalia. Does that count as the 6 months he has to be there for awarding credit?? And is good time for men with an aggravated battery???

Anonymous said...

No it doesn't apply to federal. This is a state law. Federal is completely different. And battery is a violent crime and the new good time does not apply to violent offenders. There is no point in asking if your loved one will recieve good time or not. Every case is different. Please read previous posts. A lot of ur questions will answered!!!

Anonymous said...

That six months will go toward his time but you only need to be locked up in idoc for 61 days to be considered. And no, battery is a violent crime. No good time for violent offenders or federal inmates. This is a state law!!!

Anonymous said...

My boyfriend is sleeping in the gym room at statevill how do i go about solving this problem

Anonymous said...

I heard they were going to start letting people out as early as tomorrow do u know if there is any truth to that?

Anonymous said...

I heard that they are going to start letting inmates out tomorrow is that true?

Anonymous said...

So is good time coming back i heard yesterday they had a meeting saying yes butim not sure....? and does that also work with people that are finishing off parole time?

Anonymous said...

Do some of you read what you write? Come on, how many times do you have to hear, NO ONE WITH A VIOVENT CRIME WILL GET GOOD TIME... If you are going to ask a question please at least make it make some sense. My question is, does anyone know how much notice an inmate will get if given good time?

Anonymous said...

http://richardwanke.com/idoc/idoc-inmate-early-release-reforms/


Thats the newest information Ive seen, I know there releasing inmates on Electronic detention early as Im one of them, However I should be doing my parole time right now not stuck on ED.

My advice is to call Springfield, daily, weekly, and demand answers, as convicts we can't really do anything to speed up the process its up to our loved ones on the outside. Since our votes don't count no one cares what we say or think.

Anonymous said...

Any updates on the subject?

Illinois Issues Statehouse bureau said...

Here is the latest on the good-time credits program. http://illinoisissuesblog.blogspot.com/2013/02/corrections-begins-awarding-good-time.html

Anonymous said...

My bf is doing four years on domestic battery. Will he get good time?

Anonymous said...

MY FIANCE SAID HE WAS TOLD TO GIVE ADDRESS WHERE HE WILL LIKE TO PAROLE WHAT DOES THIS MEAN.HE BEEN IN PRISON 30 DAYS AND WAS GIVEN 18 MOS HE ALREADY SERVED 3 1/2 IN THE COUNTY AND HIS OUT-DATE IS 8-28-13.Will he be looking at good-time.

Anonymous said...

No good time for domestic battery and they always need to know ur parole address. They got my husbands months before hid release date. I wouldn't hold ur breath for good time. Thank God my husband is coming home in 5 weeks. Never saw good time

Anonymous said...

I will like to know do class x get good time with intent to drliver?

Anonymous said...

No good time for class x

Anonymous said...

If u locked up for DUI'S r u eligible for 6 months good tome

Anonymous said...

ive been on parole for almost a year in November no dirty drops or any trouble so am I egiable for the good time

Cassandra Kimbrough said...

I was wondering when this "Good Time Law" do ever come back will class M be allowed to recieve it? If they will how will it go? Also I was wondering if they were ever going to bring back Day for Day?
Thank You

Anonymous said...

Alright my boyfriend just got sent back on a parole violation like a week ago. He didn't catch new case or anything. Basically he was on house arrest but he had leave. He was stuck in the snow storm for seven hours and contact the state police about it So he wouldn't get in trouble but his parole officer violated him anyway. He supposed to be off of parole October 5th of this year. While he was in there he had obtained his GED.And He pulled out of Peoria adult transitional center.As of now he's sitting in Statesville in The northern reception center Waiting to hear from the parole board. So my concern is because he didn't receive the good time before he paroled out will he ever recieve. and if so will they immediately release him?