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Department of Corrections reinstates early release program

May 10, 2013
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There was a time in Illinois when inmates could get released from state prison in only days. It was the era of “dress-in-dress-out.” Those days are long gone, but the state penitentiary has re-instituted another form of early release. The new early release program has caused confusion in courtrooms throughout the state. To understand it, […]

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Offenses that mandate sex offender registration in Illinois

January 22, 2012
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Illinois law provides that any person who is found guilty of a sex offense must register as a sex offender pursuant to the Sex Offender Registration Act. See 730 ILCS 150/1. A person who is required to register will have his identity made part of the public registry managed by the Illinois State Police. The […]

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Illinois public indecency laws explained

November 8, 2011
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The law in the state of Illinois says that is a criminal offense to expose oneself in public. The crime is called public indecency. The penalties for this offense can include up to one year in jail and a maximum fine of $2500. But most importantly, the crime of public indecency is classified as a […]

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New Illinois law criminalizes parents who leave children with sex offenders

April 29, 2011
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Illinois lawmakers made a new criminal offense concerning sex offenders in 2011. Effective on January 1, 2011, the new law prohibits parents from leaving their children unattended with a child sex offender. The new law is found in the criminal code at 720 ILCS 5/12-21.6-5. The statute says that it is a Class A misdemeanor […]

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What is criminal sexual abuse in Illinois?

April 18, 2010
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Sex between two consenting persons who are under 17 years of age is very serious criminal offense under Illinois law. It does not matter whether the two persons have engaged in sexual intercourse willingly. It does not matter that the two persons are in a relationship together. Sex between two minors is criminal sexual abuse. […]

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What is the process for involuntary commitment as a sexually violent person?

February 1, 2010
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Illinois law provides a process for incarcerating sexually violent persons (SVPs) indefinitely in the Department of Corrections.

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