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The State Commission on Criminal Justice & Sentencing Reform will hold a public hearing on its work to safely reduce the state’s prison population by 25 percent in 10 years. The Commission seeks public comment on its Initial Report and testimony on how Illinois can reduce recidivism, improve the state’s prison system, and strengthen criminal sentencing.

Advocates, policy specialists, service providers, people with criminal records, and members of the general public are welcome to testify.

The public hearing will be held Monday, July 27, at Authority Headquarters: 300 W. Adams Street, Building Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Chicago,  from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, visit the State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform website at www.icjia.state.il.us/cjreform2015

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