Illinois To Overhaul State Parole Violation System
The state of Illinois is pledging to overhaul the system used to decide whether parolees go back to prison for alleged violations.
A federal judge gave the plan preliminary approval last week. If finalized, the plan will mean the end of a class action lawsuit brought on behalf of the 28,000 people in parole in Illinois.
Sheila Bedi is a law professor at Northwestern University and one of the attorneys for the parolees. She spoke with WBEZ Monday about what the changes mean.