State Representative John Cabello Plays Politics With Lives

Illinois Department of Corrections officials confirmed the release of some inmates on a list released by State Rep. John Cabello.

However, officials said the list included people who were released for reasons unrelated to the governor’s executive order and the transmission of COVID-19.

The spreadsheet, titled “COVID FINAL list of early exits” listed the names of 761 inmates.

The charges included murder, forcible sexual assault, armed robbery, making heroin, aggravated domestic battery, aggravated vehicular hijacking of a handicapped person and other violent crimes.

Several of the people, including those convicted of murder, were directly commuted by Pritzker, according to the document.