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Illinois Will Now Comply with 1973 U.S. Supreme Court Decision Requiring Due Process for Parole Revocations

State agrees to provide attorneys to poor people facing re-imprisonment as part of class action settlement
CHICAGO, IL--(ENEWSPF)--October 27, 2016 –The state of Illinois will provide attorneys to eligible parolees who are accused of violating their parole, and will overhaul the parole revocation process to ensure that the hearing process is fair and adheres to the requirements of the US Constitution, according to terms of a settlement of a federal lawsuit.

The case against the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) and the Illinois Prisoner Review Board (IPRB) alleged the state parole revocation process violated due process rights . . .

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