Illinois moving non-violent offenders to community-based services

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(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.

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