HB 2620/SB 2054 – Restorative Sentencing Act
Coalition: Restoring Rights and Opportunities Coalition of Illinois (RROCI)
CRS Platform: Restoring Opportunities and Justice Reform
Individuals who complete classes to earn program sentencing credit are more likely to have a productive transition back into society, which reduces the chances of re-offending. Giving individuals an incentive to participate in these programs through sentence credits is one of the best ways to safely reduce the prison population; improve the safety of prisons; and to prepare men and women to become productive members of society. The Restorative Sentencing Act would provide program sentencing credit to individuals who successfully complete a program, resulting in a reduced prison sentence of no more than 10% off their time sentenced.