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SR0791 97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY


 


 
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SENATE RESOLUTION

 
2    WHEREAS, One of the purposes of the correctional system is
3rehabilitation and to provide an inmate with skills to lead a
4lawful and productive life after release from incarceration;
5and
 
6    WHEREAS, The Vandalia Correctional Center has plenty of
7land and fencing suitable for the care of horses; and
 
8    WHEREAS, The grooming of thoroughbred horses is a skill
9that can be taught to inmates and can lead them to a productive
10life after prison; and
 
11    WHEREAS, The program to accomplish this purpose could be
12established at no cost to the taxpayers since the Thoroughbred
13Retirement Foundation and the Illinois Horsemen's Benevolent
14and Protective Association will provide all that's needed to
15care for the horses, including feed, hay, all equipment needed
16for the horses, retired thoroughbred horses, farriers, and
17veterinary care; and
 
18    WHEREAS, Similar programs have been established in 8 other
19states and the recidivism rate of inmates participating in
20those programs is low; and
 

 

 

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1    WHEREAS, An inmate can be trained to care for 2 or 3 horses
2for a 6 month period and receive a certificate that states that
3he completed the program and is qualified to work as a groomer
4on a horse farm or race track; therefore, be it
 
5    RESOLVED, BY THE SENATE OF THE NINETY-SEVENTH GENERAL
6ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we urge the Department
7of Corrections to establish a thoroughbred horse groomer
8training program at the Vandalia Correctional Center; and be it
9further
 
10    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
11forwarded to the Director of Corrections.