Lee v. Godinez

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2014 IL App (3d) 130677
Decision Date: 
June 20, 2014
District: 
3d Dist.
Division/County: 
Rock Island Co.
Justice: 
SCHMIDT
Holding: 
Appeal dismissed.
Director of Department of Corrections is given statutory discretion to consider an eligible inmate's history of domestic battery convictions in determining whether to grant inmate discretionary early release. The award of supplemental sentencing credit (SSC) is, and always has been, discretionary, and thus changes to SSC statute do not violate ex post facto laws. Whether to grant work release or electronic home detention are matters of day-to-day operations within discretion for Department of Corrections. (HOLDRIDGE, concurring; McDADE, specially concurring.)