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sentencing court's successor to resentence the offender if the
original sentence no longer advances the interests of justice.
The sentencing court or the sentencing court's successor may
resentence the offender if it finds that the original sentence
no longer advances the interests of justice.
(c) Upon the receipt of a petition for resentencing, the
court may resentence the defendant in the same manner as if the
offender had not previously been sentenced; however, the new
sentence, if any, may not be greater than the initial
(d) The court may consider postconviction factors,
including, but not limited to, the inmate's disciplinary
record and record of rehabilitation while incarcerated;
evidence that reflects whether age, time served, and
diminished physical condition, if any, have reduced the
inmate's risk for future violence; and evidence that reflects
changed circumstances since the inmate's original sentencing
such that the inmate's continued incarceration no longer
serves the interests of justice. Credit shall be given for
(e) Victims shall be afforded all rights as outlined in
the Rights of Crime Victims and Witnesses Act.
(f) A resentencing under this Section shall not reopen the
defendant's conviction to challenges that would otherwise be
(g) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to limit