Union County State's Attorney's Office

KFVS: Bill would allow early release for older inmates

“As a prosecutor, I am completely opposed to this bill for a number of reasons,” Union County State’s Attorney Tyler Edmonds said. “The state has just closed prisons in southern Illinois and so after closing prisons they are trying to argue that the prisons are overcrowded. That doesn’t really make a lot of sense. The reason that they have been in prison for a long time is they have committed incredibly heinous crimes.”

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Union County State's Attorney's Office