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Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform Commission introduces three bills to Illinois legislature

by | Jun 23, 2016 | Media |

Gov. Rauner’s Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform Commission has come up with legislation designed to reduce the state’s prison population.

The bi-partisan group announced a string of three bills that deal with sentencing, electronic monitoring and identification cards. Members of the commission said both sides of the aisle can work together to create and pass legislation like the reform bills.

“We do excellent, great things when we work together, but we do horrible things when we work apart,” Republican State Rep. John Cabello said, “We need to keep our people safe, but we need to make sure that those who commit crimes have their punishment fit the crime appropriately.”

Rauner says he can enforce other recommendations from the committee without legislative actions.