Corrections & Sentencing

The mission of the Standing Committee on Corrections & Sentencing is

  • To be responsible for activities relating to the improvement of correctional facilities in Illinois;
  • To develop guidelines and recommendations for appropriate projects in Illinois; to implement the Unified Code of Corrections, including sentencing provisions; and,
  • To cooperate and maintain coordination with the American Bar Association in such activities.

Lay members are authorized.

Committee Roster

  • Donald J. Ramsell, Ramsell & Associates LLC, Wheaton, Chair
  • Jason D. Sweat, Illinois Prisoner Review Board, Springfield, Vice-Chair
  • Thomas J. Hunter, Becker Hoerner & Ysursa PC, Belleville, Secretary
  • Kristine M. Honiotes, Honiotes Law Office Ltd, Joliet, Ex-Officio/CLE Coordinator
  • Robert S. Alexander, Vanguard Advocates LLP, Chicago, Member
  • Kimberly R. Bilbrey, Kane County Public Defender, Saint Charles, Member
  • Hon. Gerald B. Cohn, United States District Court, Collinsville, Member
  • Curtis Matthew Dawson, Lucco Brown Threlkeld & Dawson LLP, Edwardsville, Member
  • Joe George Dusek, Law Office of Joe Dusek LLC, Chicago, Member
  • Ross K. Holberg, Cook County Public Defender, Chicago, Member
  • Hon. Anthony A. Iosco, Elk Grove Village, Member
  • Scott F. Main, Office of the State Appellate Defender, Chicago, Member
  • Gregory J. Nester, St Clair County Public Defender, Belleville, Member
  • Elesha Nightingale, Chicago, Member
  • Hon. Randall B. Rosenbaum, Urbana, Member
  • Benedict Y. Song, Chatham & Baricevic, Belleville, Member
  • Andrew G. Whitfield, Illinois Attorney General's Office, Geneva, Member
  • Maureen Williams, Law Offices of Maureen Williams, Peoria, Member
  • Marc D. Wolfe, Wolfe & Stec Ltd, Woodridge, Member
  • Daniel R. Saeedi, Taft Stettinius and Hollister LLP, Chicago, Board Liaison
  • Blake Howard, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago, Staff Liaison