From The Desk Down State
March 4, 2020
Members of the Illinois Sheriffs’ Association are sounding the alarm about a recent policy change that releases non-citizen felons who have served their sentences back into Illinois communities without federal immigration authorities being notified.
Previously, the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) was required to coordinate with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to transfer felons with this designation to IDOC in Pontiac where they would begin the deportation process instead of releasing them into our communities.
As a retired Stephenson County Sheriff’s Sergeant,...