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Prison Reforms Group: Change Sex Offender Sentencing

Prison Reforms Group: Change Sex Offender Sentencing

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Prison reformers say Illinois should stop making hundreds of sex offenders serve parole behind bars. They’re asking the Illinois Supreme Court for a ruling.

A decade-old policy bars the release of a sex offender if state officials haven’t approved an appropriate place for the offender to live.

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