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Barbara Flynn Currie
Excerpts from recent editorials in Illinois newspapers

March 30, 2015 The (Champaign) News-Gazette Crime and punishment Can Illinois reduce the number of people in its prison without a threat to public safety? Gov. Bruce Rauner's 28-member commission to study criminal justice and sentence issues is beginning its work with a lofty goal — figuring out how to reduce the state's prison population by 25 percent over the next 10 years. But even that isn't enough for some critics of the state's criminal justice system. Jennifer Vollen-Katz, who's with the Chicago-based John Howard Association, said her organization would "rather it be 50 percent in five years." Those interests are understandable. It has...