HB 3026 – supported by crime survivors – ensures that sentencing credits are applied fairly and equitably to improve safety
SPRINGFIELD – Governor Pritzker signed HB 3026 into law, which improves sentencing credits for those in prison by awarding credits fairly and equitably. This bill ensures that people are incentivized to complete rehabilitative programming, be better prepared for success after release, and less likely to cause harm. HB 3026 is sponsored by Rep. Kelly Cassidy and Sen. Robert Peters, and was supported by crime survivors across the state. Aditi Singh, the Illinois state director for the Alliance for Safety and Justice, released the following statement:
“Providing incentives for people to be prepared for life after prison is a proven approach to improving outcomes and making communities safer. HB 3026 will help to reduce recidivism and stop cycles of violence in Illinois.
After completing rehabilitation programs, returning citizens are less likely to return to prison and more likely to be productive citizens. This bill will lead to better outcomes, and communities throughout our state can rest assured that people are better prepared to succeed.
We thank Representative Cassidy and Senator Peters for working with us on this critical bill, and we thank Governor Pritzker as we continue our mission to make a safer Illinois for everyone.”
The full text of the bill can be read here.
About the Alliance for Safety and Justice
The Alliance for Safety and Justice is a national organization that aims to win evidence-based new safety priorities in states across the country. It also brings together diverse crime survivors to advance policies that help communities most harmed by crime and violence, as part of Crime Survivors for Safety and Justice – its national network of over 100,000 crime survivors with thousands of members in Illinois. For more information, visit: https://allianceforsafetyandjustice.org or https://cssj.org.