Criminal Justice Reform Bill Headed To Governor’s Office After Passing Illinois House, Senate

The Illinois House has passed a sweeping criminal justice reform package.

It passed in the House with a 60-50 vote. The bill already passed the Illinois Senate in the early morning hours Wednesday. It will now be sent to Governor JB Pritzker for approval and signing.

It is part of a larger plan authored by the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus to rid Illinois of, what it calls, systemic racism.

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Amid Criminal Justice Reform Push, Advocates Say Felony Murder Should Be Next

Advocates of criminal justice reform in the United States have had several achievements in the last couple of years. Both sides of the aisle embraced calls for lower prison populations. A growing social movement calls for rehabilitation over punishment.

Supporters say part of that debate should be changing the felony murder law.

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