Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill into law last Friday that brings back a version of the state's early release prison program. Under the program, inmates receive credit for good behavior and certain non-violent offenders could be released from prison as soon as 60 days after they are incarcerated.
The governor signed the bill amid other significant changes at the Illinois Department of Corrections. DOC will shut down the Tamms super max prison, and Dwight women's prison, effective August 31, among other facilities the governor ordered to close.