Posts tagged 2019
JHA Conference Submission on Prison Education for Colorado College

Educational access within prisons must be expanded. In Illinois, we have evidence that Correctional Post-Secondary Education has a $38.75 return on investment on every dollar for the State. Given this figure, it would stand to reason that the public and lawmakers would embrace education in prisons as a cost-saving investment of State funds; unfortunately, this is not the case.

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Gary Ricke2019
Testimony in support of IDOC's proposed budget for SFY 2020 to IL Senate and IL House Appropriations Committees

Please do not reduce IDOC’s funding because the population is down. The lower population can be attributed to a reduction in new court admissions, which is most likely the result of the dramatic drop in arrests for criminal offenses that has occurred over the past few years. IDOC has no control over how many people are sentenced to prison, and the downward trend of arrests can reverse at any time.

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Gary Ricke2019