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Illinois House Committee to Vote on Landmark Bill Regarding Solitary Confinement

HB 5417 would require that almost all prisoners be allowed out of their cells four hours per day
SPRINGFIELD, IL --(ENEWSPF)--April 19, 2016 — On Wednesday, April 20 at 8:30 AM, the Illinois House Restorative Justice Committee will hold a hearing regarding HB 5417, the Isolated Confinement Restriction Act, which would bring sweeping and much-needed changes to the way that prisoners are treated in Illinois. The bill is co-sponsored by Representatives La Shawn K. Ford and Mary E. Flowers.

Extensive research shows that the practice of subjecting individuals to extreme isolation causes pain, suffering, psychological and emotional . . .

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