Posted Wednesday February 25, 2009 by admin

(730 ILCS 5/) Unified Code of Corrections, (730 ILCS 5/Ch. V Art. 8A heading), ARTICLE 8A. ELECTRONIC HOME DETENTION is the law. This is a fact.
This law allows “Home detention” means the confinement of a person convicted or charged with an offense to his or her place of residence under the terms and conditions established by the supervising authority” not out of house, not a threat to the community. This is a fact.
The Illinois Department of Corrections has chosen to ignore this law, even though their job is to enforce the law. This is a fact.
It would save the taxpayers a great deal of money anywhere between $175,000,000. To $305,000,000. This is a fact.
The law requires a person to have a support system in place. This is a fact.
The law only allows first time non violent offenders to be placed on Electronic Home Detention. This is a fact.
It does not allow violent or sex offenders to apply. This is a fact.
The AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CRIMINOLOGY states that” crime peaks in the late teens and early 20s, and declines thereafter” This is a fact.
The majority of those eligible for Electronic Home detention are over 55. This is a fact
The State of Illinois is broke. This is a fact.
It costs about $55.00 per day per prisoner to be incarcerated. It costs less than $1.00 per day for each person on Electronic Home Detention. This is a fact.
The difference in cost is about $54.00 per day. This is a fact.
What would you do with $54.00 per day extra?

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