HB 3653: Here’s A Look At What’s Included

A bill that brings sweeping criminal justice and police reforms, including the end of cash bail in Illinois, is now headed to Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s desk.

House Bill 3653, authored by the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus, was approved by Illinois General Assembly Wednesday, bringing significant changes to things like police training policies, police accountability, transparency in law enforcement and the rights of detainees and prisoners.

Among the changes the bill would bring are the elimination of monetary bail, a requirement that all police officers wear body cameras by 2025, a ban on all police chokeholds…

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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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Overhaul The Parole System

Prison reform is crucial to ensure Illinoisans of all backgrounds are treated fairly. We must stop monitoring individuals who have served their time and are not a threat to society.

Neither diversion programs or reentry programs are new to the state of Illinois. The challenge for us in Illinois is implementation and bringing these things to scale

Do not subscribe to putting someone in prison as a means to addressing substance abuse.

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