Restore Good Time For Illinois Inmates

Governor Pat Quinn:

Show the voters of Illinois you aren't afraid to make an unpopular decision and then have the courage to support it. Your early prisoner release program should have been administered more proficiently by your office and the Illinois Department of Corrections. You dropped the ball and thousands of Illinois prisoners are paying the price by your revocation of Meritorious Good Time and Supplemental Meritorious Good Time.

This extra good time program wasirresponsibly blamed for all the problems of the home detention early release program. Because of political campaign pressures you pulled the plug on all extra good time that inmates have already been awarded or were due to receive to cut their sentences shorter. Inmates are irate and disappointed with you. Their loved ones (us) are irate and disappointed with you. While you continue to deny inmates extra good time you forget that we are voters also. There are tens of thousands of inmates in Illinois with families and friends that represent a huge voting block.

Why are you punishing Illinois inmates by revoking MGT/SMGT to cover for your own failure? You failed to oversee the early release program and a few re-offenders slipped through the cracks, yet you are punishing thousands of men in women in Illinois prisons who have earned this extra good time.

One out of every four families in Illinois is affected by a family member/friend in prison. Are you willing to lose those hundreds of thousands of votes because you made a thoughtless political mistake?

The undersigned urge you and Illinois legislators to restore MGT/SMGT to save Illinois millions of budget dollars and show us that you have the courage to make tough decisions and lead this State.


Illinios Prison Talk Illinois Campaign for Telephone Justice Tamms Ten Year CURE ILLINOIS Uptown People's Law Center 4413 North Sheridan Chicago, Illinois 60640


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  • Joann Barrentine My fiance

  • stacy hinkle My fiancé has been in prison for 5 years of 10 year sentence and I think he has done half of his time he is going to school working to better himself and has not got no slips for bad behavior he deserves a break would love to see him soon and I feel he should get a early release because they are so full and running out of money so let him go.

  • Carla Carder Ogorzalek My husband and I have four familymembers incarcetated in
    Please bring back the early release? We are registered voters and have helped you to get elected to stand by us as our Voice!! Never in our lives raising our families did we expect to be raising our foyr grandchildren.believe me when I say..Henry County seriosly has thee highest incarcerated rate in Illinois!! My family is paying the price and you can bet your butt I will be doing everything I can to get officials elected who stand by the ppl that vote for you because we trusted and believed in YOU!!


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