May 7, 2019
The Illinois Prisoner Review Board (PRB) asked SPAC to review a sample of orders for electronic or GPS monitoring (EM) for people leaving the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) between April 1, 2018 and June 30, 2018. SPAC reviewed the orders, linked to IDOC records, and now provides this analysis of demographics and offense characteristics of these cases. Overall, SPAC reviewed and matched 2,191 unique orders, representing approximately 31% of the hearings held during that three-month span. Other than the administrative data and PRB orders, SPAC had no additional information. SPAC tracked the frequency with which EM was recommended by IDOC staff and imposed by PRB (with or without an IDOC recommendation) as well as the common factors associated with EM orders. Our findings are detailed in the link below.
Research Briefing: State Use of Electronic Monitoring – Trends and Analysis, May 2019 >>