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Illinois

FAMM will continue to work in Illinois in 2024. FAMM began working in Illinois in 2021, supporting legislation to advance our national Second Chances Agenda. In the 2021 legislature, we supported successful legislation to create a compassionate release mechanism. FAMM supports reinstating parole eligibility in Illinois’ sentencing system for those serving very lengthy sentences. People can change, but Illinois’ current law doesn’t give people a chance to show that they have grown, matured, are not a danger to others, and are ready to return home.

Read our fact sheet on Second Look in Illinois.

Read why every Illinois lawmaker should #VisitAPrison.

Please contact Shaneva McReynolds at smcreynolds@famm.org with questions about our Illinois work.

2024 Legislative Work

Latest News:

FAMM’s Shaneva McReynolds to participate in press conference for two Illinois parole bills

Monday, March 20, 2023

For Media Inquiries:John Norton, 202-999-4268jnorton@famm.org FAMM’S Shaneva McReynolds to participate in press conference for two Illinois parole bills SPRINGFIELD – FAMM’s Illinois State Consultant Dr. Shaneva McReynolds will join a press conference advocating for two parole bills that provide second chances for incarcerated individuals in Illinois state prisons – Earned Reentry and Elder Parole – at the Springfield Capitol Building on Tuesday, March 21 … Read More

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FAMM’s Shaneva McReynolds to testify before Illinois House Judiciary Committee

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

For Media Inquiries: John Norton, 202-999-4268 jnorton@famm.org FAMM’s Shaneva McReynolds to testify before Illinois House Judiciary Committee  SPRINGFIELD – FAMM’s Illinois State Consultant Dr. Shaneva McReynolds will testify before the Illinois House Judiciary Committee for its hearing on the Earned Reentry bill, which provides a pathway to be granted release by the Illinois Prisoner Review Board for … Read More

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FAMM endorses Illinois Resentencing Task Force report’s recommendations

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Contact:John Norton, 202-999-4268jnorton@famm.org FAMM endorses Illinois Resentencing Task Force report’s recommendations SPRINGFIELD – Dr. Shaneva McReynolds, FAMM Illinois State Consultant and Advocate, today expressed support for the sixteen recommendations issued by the Illinois Resentencing Task Force (RTF) final report. In an attempt to safely reduce the overpopulated Illinois prison system House Bill 3587 became law in July 2021. It created the … Read More

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