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Restore Good Time For Illinois Inmates

7,631 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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  • Lakeia Webb -Dye
    Lakeia Webb -Dye United States, Chicago
    Apr 10, 2017
    Apr 10, 2017
    My husband has been in prison for 9 years he works and never gets in any trouble he has turn his life around our son is 8 years old now and seen his father outside of prison please bring back good time so he can come home to his family
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Mar 08, 2017
    Mar 08, 2017
    Bring back the good time.
  • Robert Carlock
    Robert Carlock United States, Peoria
    Feb 01, 2017
    Feb 01, 2017
    Please do!
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Oct 19, 2016
    Oct 19, 2016
    Before you vote, check is out, : Hillary Clinton: A Career Criminal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kypl1MYuKDY
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