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Restore Good Time For Illinois Inmates

7,601 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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  • 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.
  • Callie House
    Callie House United States, Monee
    Dec 06, 2015
    Dec 06, 2015
    I feel they should bring back early release to less offenders it would save tax payers.
  • Nicole Henry
    Nicole Henry United States, Chicago
    Nov 09, 2015
    Nov 09, 2015
    I THINK THEY SHOULD BRING GOOD TIME BACK AND GIVE IT TO NON VIOLENT CRIMES NOT JUST DRUG DEALERS WHAT ABOUT THE ONES THATS IN THERE FOR DRIVING WITH OUT LICENSE AND DOING TIME WASTING TAX PAYER MONEY
  • Cheryl Luthin
    Cheryl Luthin United States, Quincy
    Nov 03, 2015
    Nov 03, 2015
    I believe in early release for non violent crimes, but not for murders, child molesters anything of a violent nature
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