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New Bill Would Reinstate Parole System in Illinois

Clip: 10/20/2021 | 7m 51s | Video has closed captioning.

Incarcerated people in Illinois haven't had the ability to get onto parole since the '70s. But a bill in Springfield is working to bring it back: providing parole hearings for inmates who've served at least 20 years in prison. Advocates say parole eligibility could provide hope for inmates serving lengthy sentences.

Aired: 10/20/21

Rating: NR

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