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ILLINOIS HOUSE REPUBLICANS ARE ASKING FOR MORE TRANSPARENCY WHEN IT COMES TO HOW STATE PRISONS ARE HANDLING THE THREAT OF COVID-19. 

 

G-O-P LAWMAKERS ARE SEEKING INFORMATION ABOUT THE MORE THAN 13-HUNDRED INMATES RELEASED DURING THE PANDEMIC, INCLUDING CRIMINAL HISTORY AND IF VICTIMS WERE NOTIFIED. 

 

REPRESENTATIVE TERRI BRYANT MURPHYSBORO SAYS THEY ALSO WANT TO KNOW WHY PRISONS WEREN’T LOCKED DOWN RIGHT AWAY AND TESTING OF INMATES AND EMPLOYEES WASN’T DONE SOONER.

 

 

REPRESENTATIVE AVERY BOURNE OF MORRISONVILLE AND SOME OF HER COLLEAGUES SAYS THEY WANT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WHY CERTAIN INMATES HAVE BEEN RELEASED AND IF VICTIMS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED.

 

 

THE GOVERNOR HAS SAID IT’S BEEN MOSTLY LOW-LEVEL OFFENDERS NEARING THE END OF THEIR SENTENCE OR WHO ARE IN POOR HEALTH THAT HAVE BEEN RELEASED TO HELP PREVENT FURTHER SPREAD OF THE VIRUS IN ILLINOIS PRISONS.

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