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2020 Inmate and Victim Hearings
Mission Statement The Illinois Prisoner Review Board's mission is to function under statutory authority as a quasi-judicial body with a primary focus on public safety. It further acts as a check and balance on other state and local institutions. The Board imposes release conditions for incarcerated individuals who are in exiting penal facilities, revokes and restores good conduct credits from inmates, and conducts hearings to determine whether parolees have violated conditions of parole. The Illinois Prisoner Review Board also notifies victims and their families when an inmate is going to be released from custody. The Board makes confidential recommendations to the Governor relative to clemency petitions.
Program Goals and Objectives
  1. For crimes that occurred prior to 1978, ensure that only deserving inmates are released into society.
    1. Review each releasee file and place certain conditions to ensure a releasee is thoroughly supervised and participates in appropriate programs.
  2. Notify victims, family members, and interested parties of an inmate's release.
    1. Protect victims by notification of inmates' release from incarceration.
  3. Conduct parole, mandatory supervised release, good conduct revocation, and clemency hearings, all of which are mandated by law.
    1. To have the budget dollars available to be able to meet the hearing mandates.
  4. Make well-founded confidential clemency recommendations to the Governor.
    1. Ensure that all clemency recommendations made to the Governor by the Board are based on current and accurate information.
Source of Funds General Revenue Fund, Prisoner Review Board Vehicle and Equipment Fund Statutory Authority 730 ILCS 5/3-3-1
Fiscal Year 2021 Target/Projected Fiscal Year 2020 Actual Fiscal Year 2020 Target/Projected Fiscal Year 2019 Actual Fiscal Year 2018 Actual
Input Indicators
Total expenditures - all sources (in thousands) $ 3,000.0 $ 2,429.9 $ 3,214.5 $ 2,474.0 $ 2,338.8
Total expenditures - state appropriated funds (in thousands) $ 3,000.0 $ 2,429.9 $ 3,214.5 $ 2,474.0 $ 2,338.8
Average monthly full-time equivalents 39 39 28 28 20
Number of Board members to conduct hearings 15 15 15 15 13
Output Indicators
Parole hearings conducted 50 45 50 50 47
Pre-release review hearings conducted 15,000 15,702 20,000 17,530 17,097
Good conduct revocation hearings held 1,600 1,699 2,000 1,854 2,023
Mandatory supervised release revocation hearings conducted 5,500 6,810 10,000 7,133 7,183
All other hearings conducted 10,000 6,935 17,000 13,119 5,558
Clemency hearings conducted 1,500 659 500 450 506
Cannabis Clemency 10,000 11,017 40,000 N/A N/A
Number of juvenile aftercare release revocation hearings 100 133 150 150 168
Numbers of victims notified upon release of offenders 300 298 315 315 313
Number of hearings to consider modification of conditions of release 2,500 2,748 3,000 3,148 2,457
Outcome Indicators
Parole requests granted 10 9 10 14 6
Good conduct credits approved 2,000 1,091 2,000 1,785 618
Efficiency/Cost-Effectiveness Indicators
Cost per hearing (in dollars) $ 45.84 $ 66.58 $ 44.62 $ 61.64 $ 73.62

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