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

  • Thomas J. Hunter, Becker Hoerner & Ysursa PC, Belleville, Chair
  • Andrew G. Whitfield, Illinois Attorney General's Office, Geneva, Vice-Chair
  • Scott F. Main, Office of the State Appellate Defender, Chicago, Secretary
  • Jason D. Sweat, Executive Ethics Commission, Springfield, Ex-Officio
  • Robert S. Alexander, Vanguard Advocates LLP, Chicago, Member
  • Hon. Gerald B. Cohn, US Courts, Collinsville, Member
  • Joseph George Dusek, Law Office of Joe Dusek LLC, Chicago, Member
  • Ross K. Holberg, Cook County Public Defender's Office, Chicago, Member
  • Kristine M. Honiotes, Honiotes Law Office Ltd, Joliet, Member
  • Jessica Koester, Law Office of Jessica Koester LLC, Edwardsville, Member
  • Erin S. Mattson, Montgomery County Public Defender's Ofc, Taylor Springs, Member
  • Hon. John J. O’Gara, Twentieth Judicial Circuit, Belleville, Member
  • Donald J. Ramsell, Ramsell & Associates LLC, Wheaton, Member
  • J. Kyle Rubeck, Dupage County Public Defender's Ofc, Wheaton, Member
  • William L. Vig, Vig Law PC, Springfield, Member
  • Maureen Williams, Law Offices of Maureen Williams, Peoria, Member
  • Ava M. George Stewart, Chicago, Board Liaison
  • Tajuana Beasley, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago, Staff Liaison