Final Report: The Impact of Illinois' Truth-in-Sentencing Law on Sentence Lengths, Time to Service and Disciplinary Incidents of Convicted Murderers and Sex Offenders
By Olson, David E.; Seng, Magnus; Boulger, Jordan; McClure, Mellissa.
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (Chicago, IL).
Loyola University of Chicago. Dept. of Criminal Justice (Chicago, IL).
The implementation in Illinois of TIS (truth-in-sentencing) is evaluated. Sections following an executive summary include: introduction; literature review; methodology; impact of TIS on sentence lengths and lengths of time to serve; and impact of TIS on disciplinary incidents. Murderers and Class X sex offenders "are now serving substantially longer periods of incarceration [post-TIS] than they did pre-TIS" (p. 5)... Read More