Illinois Sheriff’s Association files lawsuit against Gov. J.B. Pritzker and IDOC
Posted by Bluangel on May 28, 2020, 5:24 pm
SPRINGFIELD - The Illinois Sheriff’s Association announced on Thursday it had filed a lawsuit against Gov. J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Corrections for their refusal to accept transfers of parole violators or convicted individuals from jails across Illinois. |
The lawsuit is in response to on March 26, 2020, Gov. Pritzker unilaterally suspended all admissions to IDOC facilities in response to the global COVID-19 Pandemic. At the time, the leaders of IDOC said they needed time to prepare and install proper intake procedures to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus from inmates transferred out of county jails. However, no such preparations have been made or implemented despite repeated discussions between members of the Illinois Sheriff’s Association and IDOC.
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