Bloomberg Law
Sept. 24, 2021, 8:45 AM

Illinois Eyes New York Plan to Keep Parole Violators Out of Jail

Ayanna Alexander
Ayanna Alexander

New York’s new law to keep minor parole offenders from returning to jail offers a roadmap for Illinois, which sends the most parolees back to prison, criminal justice advocates said.

“Looking at the earlier attempts at reform that were made in Illinois and what New York has done is something that we are doing,” said Patrice James, director of community justice at the Shriver Center on Poverty Law in Illinois.

“I was following that legislation a bit and really looking at some of the provisions in it to see if there are things in which we could use and model ...

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