Does the state have a sentencing commission? Yes. The Sentencing Policy Advisory Council (SPAC) was just created in August 2009. Click here to learn more.
Does the state have sentencing guidelines? No.
If yes, are the sentencing guidelines voluntary/advisory or mandatory? N/A
Does the state have drug courts? Yes. Click here to learn more.
From the Pew Center on the States:
Right-Sizing Prisons: Business Leaders Make the Case for Corrections Reform (2010)
Work in the States: Sentencing and Corrections in Illinois (2008)
Sentencing and Corrections Profile: Illinois (2007)
Governor Pat Quinn
Illinois Department of Corrections
Illinois Parole Division
Illinois Executive Clemency (pardons and commutations): Handled by Illinois Prisoner Review Board
Illinois General Assembly (state legislature)
Illinois Court System
Illinois Drug Courts
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Sentencing/Criminal Justice Reform Groups in the State
ACLU of Illinois
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