Illinois Corrections Director Michael Randle said Monday that it
will take two to four weeks to review the prisoners' files, inspect
the places they'll be living and set them up with a parole agent and
In an interview with The Associated Press,
Randle said it's not clear how long it will take to process all the
roughly 1,000 prisoners eligible for early release.
He stressed that these are nonviolent offenders who were
sentenced to less than one year in prison.
In other words, Randle said, they would be going home soon
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