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Restore Good Time For Illinois Inmates

7,608 Signatures Goal: 10,000

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.

Sponsor

Illinios Prison Talk www.illinoisprisontalk.com Illinois Campaign for Telephone Justice www.illinoistelephonecampaign.com Tamms Ten Year tammsyearten@gmail.com yearten.org CURE ILLINOIS www.curenational.org madeoday@gmail.com Uptown People's Law Center 4413 North Sheridan Chicago, Illinois 60640

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  • laura
    laura United States
    Mar 21, 2016
    Mar 21, 2016
    My boy friend ben landes was driven to work n got pulled over . He got a dui ten years ago. We r about to lose our house
  • james patteron
    james patteron United States, Tulsa
    Mar 14, 2016
    Mar 14, 2016
    my wife is locked up at logan for identy thieft i feel they should bring back something to ease overcrouding or offer never return to illinois in some kind of realise prog.
  • Lorena Tolve
    Lorena Tolve United States, Blue Island
    Feb 20, 2016
    Feb 20, 2016
    Jails are over populated, bring back the good time for non violent crimes.
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Jan 22, 2016
    Jan 22, 2016
    allow prisoners who are truly working under a rehabilitation to be able to have good time credit for their sentence to be reduced based on their behavior and performance in prison. this help keeps repeated offenders in jail who is a nuisance as well as allows the one's who is treatable and deemed changeable to be able to get the proper credit of good behavior on their said sentence.
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