Lawsuit: Illinois Parole Revocation Hearings Unfair
The 21-page suit was filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago late Tuesday by the Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center and the Uptown People's Law Center. It names the Illinois Prisoner Review Board, the Illinois Department of Corrections and Gov. Pat Quinn.
The lawsuit alleges that more than 10,000 improper parole revocation hearings happen each year and typically last five minutes or less. It describes the process as a "procedural vortex" that usually ends in imprisonment. It asks for an order forcing changes to the process.
Messages seeking comment from the Quinn administration weren't immediately returned Wednesday.
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