On Monday, Feb. 22, Gov. JB Pritzker signed legislation that transforms Illinois’ criminal justice system. The new law ends a pretrial detention system that advocates say benefits the wealthy, expands training and wellness programs for law enforcement, modernizes sentencing laws and prioritizes treatment and rehabilitation for low-level drug crimes.
House Bill 3653 includes these provisions:
- Moves Illinois from a system of pretrial detention that prioritizes wealth, to one that prioritizes public safety.
- Diverts low-level drug crimes into substance use programs and treatments.
- Modernizes sentencing laws and streamlines the . . .
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