Prison Debt Reform Fact Sheet

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Illinois law allows the State to sue formerly incarcerated individuals – forcing people to pay for their own incarceration.

SB2465 will end unfair lawsuits by repealing the provision allowing the Department of Corrections to seek reimbursement for the cost of a person’s incarceration.

Check out our fact sheet to learn more. You can also read more about the bill in the Chicago Tribune.

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