Restore Good Time For Illinois Inmates

Gayle Willard
Gayle Willard 43 Comments
7,640 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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  • Rose Williams
    Rose Williams United States, Chicago
    Jul 11, 2017
    Jul 11, 2017
    My husband open his mouth while he was drinking..and for that he got 3 yrs.instead i think he should be in a program.hopefully you can bring back some good time
  • MacKenzi White
    MacKenzi White United States, Decatur
    Jun 29, 2017
    Jun 29, 2017
    Bring back good time, electronic detention and empty those overcrowded places out of all non violent criminals. You are not rehabilitating as you have taken all the educational classes away and there is no point just housing them away when there are so many other deserving criminals who could be taking their place. Relieving the inmate population will relieve the stress of the staff and fewer inmates mean fewer officer assaults.
  • Brenda Kujawski
    Brenda Kujawski United States, Chicago
    Jun 26, 2017
    Jun 26, 2017
    Everyone deserves a second chance if the prison system is not willing to give these individual the training and job knowledge to succeed after being release then we have to.
  • 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
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