(Chicago, IL) — Illinois is making an effort to reduce the prison population in the state. Governor Rauner signed a package of bills into law yesterday. They’re designed to keep young people who have committed low-level crimes from ending up behind bars. One of the measures sets new requirements for first-time prison sentences and another reduces the minimum length of probation for minors. Rauner said the legislation is about giving people a second chance and becoming productive citizens.
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