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Illinois / New Criminal Code #250135

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 28, 1977
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(Studio) Report on Illinois's new law, just signed by Governor James Thompson, for tougher measures in sentencing criminals.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Chicago, Illinois) Details of law listed. New provisions put stop to sentencings allowing situations like mass murderer Richard Speck's eligibility for parole in 12 years after conviction. [THOMPSON - notes end to parole law provisions for major criminals getting out after 1/3 minimum sentence served.] Restrictions on judge's discretion in law noted. [Chief criminal judge Richard FITZGERALD - cites reasons law won't be tougher with restrictions on judges' discretion.] Other criticisms of law cited.

Faw, Bob;
Mudd, Roger

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