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Poor record keeping in Illinois prisons keeping people behind bars

Around 1,000 incarcerated individuals could be eligible for immediate release if their sentences were recalculated properly.



A new law in Illinois shaves off a day from prisoners' sentences for every day prior to 2021 that they worked a job or participated in an educational, reentry or substance abuse program.

But there are inconsistencies in how the law is being enforced, and poor record keeping at prisons throughout the state means people who should be released instead remain behind bars.

Reset gets an update on how this is working in Illinois.

GUESTS: Charlotte West, reporter, Open Campus

Candace Chambliss, legal director, Illinois Prison Project

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