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.

Gary Ricke2019