Bill Status of SB2120 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: CODE CORR PAROLE ELIGIBILITY
Sen. Robert Peters
| 4/16/2021||Senate||Rule 3-9(a) / Re-referred to Assignments|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that a committed person who has attained the age of 60 years and served at least 20 consecutive years of imprisonment or a committed person who has served 25 consecutive years of imprisonment may submit a petition to the Prisoner Review Board seeking parole. Provides that the petition shall contain a statement by the petitioner, documentation of rehabilitation, character references, evidence of program participation, employment history, criminal history, disciplinary history, and housing plans upon release. Provides that victims' families shall be given timely notification and the opportunity to participate in the parole hearing. Provides that a Board hearing shall be conducted by at least 8 members, with a majority vote needed to grant the petition. Provides when a petitioner is eligible to reapply if parole is denied. Effective immediately.