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Illinois Supreme Court Pretrial Practices Commission to Host Additional Public Hearing in Freeport

The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Pretrial Practices is hosting a series of public hearings as it works toward its final report and recommendations.

The commission would like to gather input from Illinois stakeholders regarding pretrial reform. An additional hearing has been added for Monday, June 24, at the Freeport Public Library, 100. E. Douglas Street, in Freeport from 5 until 6:30 p.m.

The commission recently released its preliminary report concerning pretrial reform in the Illinois criminal justice system. A final report with recommendations regarding the administration of pretrial justice in Illinois will be released in December.

The preliminary report is available online.

The commission has held public hearings in Springfield and Champaign-Urbana, and an upcoming hearing in Chicago will be held on Monday, June 17, from noon until 1:30 p.m. in the Michael A. Bilandic Building, 5th Floor, Room C-500, 160 N. LaSalle Street.

The purposes of the public hearings are: to provide information on pretrial reform to persons in attendance; to receive the comments of individuals, organizations, and entities interested in voicing their opinions on pretrial reform; and to answer pretrial questions that may be posed. Oral testimony will be limited to three minutes in length. Written testimony will be incorporated into the hearing record.

Written public comment on pretrial reform can be submitted in the following ways:

Email: Pretrialhearings@illinoiscourts.gov

Mail: Pretrial Comments
AOIC Probation Division 
3101 Old Jacksonville Road  
Springfield, IL 62704

Public comment will close on June 30.

After the close of the public comment period, the commission will review and analyze the submitted comments along with the testimony from the public hearings and incorporate these materials in preparing the final report and recommendations to the Illinois Supreme Court.

Posted on May 30, 2019 by Rhys Saunders
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