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Restore Good Time For Illinois Inmates

7,584 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.

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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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  • jerry
    jerry United States, Pittsfield
    Aug 15, 2015
    Aug 15, 2015
    I THINK THEY SHOULD BECAUSE THERES NO ONE TO FIGHT FOR THE ONES WHO ARE FIRST TIME OFFENDERS THEY WILL LET DRUG DEALERS OUTTA PRISON SO THEY SHOULD GIVE EVERYONE A SECOND CHANCE
  • Richard Oury
    Richard Oury United States, Batavia
    Jul 29, 2015
    Jul 29, 2015
    The Governor should reinstate good time so money can be allocated to the Illinois budget. It would solve alot of problems and reduce overcrowding....
  • Shantara Coleman
    Shantara Coleman United States, Rockford
    Jul 12, 2015
    Jul 12, 2015
    I think we should bring back good time for those who are doing well in jail. It hurts raising my daughter without her father because he made an mistake..
  • nick hays
    nick hays United States
    Jul 10, 2015
    Jul 10, 2015
    Pat Quinn, you suck on rat milk.
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