Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform to host public hearing on safely reducing Illinois prison population September 1

Posted: August 31, 2015 | Keywords: Commission, Criminal Justice, sentencing, reform, public hearing, prison, population

The Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform will hold a special meeting dedicated to hearing from the public on Tuesday, September 1, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., at the Stratton Building, 401 S. Spring, Room 349 C, in Springfield.

The Commission seeks the input of advocates, policy specialists, service providers, people with criminal records, and members of the general public on its work to safely reduce the state’s prison population by 25 percent in 10 years.

Public comment on the Commission’s interim report is invited, as well as testimony on how Illinois can reduce recidivism, improve the state’s prison system, and strengthen criminal sentencing.

To ensure that the Commission can hear from as many people as possible, witnesses are asked to limit testimony to seven minutes. Written testimony also is welcomed and may be submitted at any time.

For more information about the Commission visit the Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform Website »