On the Flat Standard of Parole Eligibility after 10 yearsHB 531 has a clause stipulating that offenders must first serve ten years of their sentence before being eligible for parole and twenty years for a different class of offenders. This bill is fundamentally flawed in three ways:First, offenders serving a sentence below ten years are excluded for early release on parole simply for being less culpable. Second, there will not be any returns in the form of fiscal relief or social benefits from this legislation for at least ten and twenty years after its effective date.Third, this bill falls well short …Read More →
Parole was abolished in Illinois in 1978. Persons convicted of crimes before that date are still eligible for parole. Click image to read some of the success stories of those who have been granted parole.