Illinois moving non-violent offenders to community-based services
(KTVI) – Inmates are getting a second chance in Illinois. Governor Pat Quinn says dozens of counties, including Madison and St. Clair, will split $7 million.
The money will be used to move non-violent offenders from prison into community-based services.
The aim — to reduce crime and improve public safety. Quinn says community-based programs are more cost-effective and produce better results in rehabbing non-violent offenders.