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Exclusive: Illinois Murderers Released Early, Victim’s Families Not Notified

Tewkunzi Green was released from prison 22 years early after murdering Montral Fleming in Peoria in 2007 when Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) signed a “commutation of sentencing order.” Fleming’s family says they were not notified of her prison release through the state, but instead through Facebook. Multiple families have had similar experiences, and Illinois Senate Republicans are asking why.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker takes in the applause before signing the state budget and legislation related to a graduated income tax in Illinois, during a bill signing Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at the Thompson Center in downtown Chicago. Applauding Pritzker is Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton. (AP Photo/Amr Alfiky)

Jerry Brown Wants to Release More Inmates Early

On Wednesday, California Gov. Jerry Brown proposed a ballot initiative for November that would allow prison inmates convicted of nonviolent offenses to accumulate credits that would enable them to be eligible for early release.

Jerry Brown Governor's Mansion (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

Obama Admin. Approves Plan to Make Prison Phone Calls More Affordable

In a controversial vote Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission approved a plan to “Ensuring Just, Reasonable, & Fair Rates for Inmate Calling” and would place a cap on the amount of money that communications companies charge convicts to make phone calls in jails and prisons across the country.

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Prop. 47 Blamed for Sudden Rise in Crime Over 2014

A controversial referendum that reduced prison sentences for several categories of minor criminal offense is being blamed for a sharp rise in crime in parts of California, according to Seattle-based Fox News correspondent Dan Springer.

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