Tag: John Howard Association

New initiative gives non-violent criminals the chance to clear their record

New initiative gives non-violent criminals the chance to clear their record
A new initiative for non-violent offenders offers the chance to have their felony conviction entirely scrubbed from their record. All they have to do is jump through a few extra hoops during a probationary period. The Offender Initiative Program, created by SB 3349 and signed into law by Gov. Pat Quinn in August, would extend... Read more »

Watchdog: closing prison will likely exacerbate crowded correctional system

Watchdog: closing prison will likely exacerbate crowded correctional system
A prison watchdog group is raising the alarm about Gov. Pat Quinn’s move to close the Logan Correctional Facility as part of a growing battle over the state budget. Shuttering Logan, a medium-security prison that houses some 2,000 inmates, “will likely exacerbate [the Illinois Department of Correction’s] overcrowded conditions, jeopardize the safety of inmates and... Read more »