In the State of Illinois "Andrea's Law" took affect creating Illinois first and only murder registry act Under the provisions of House Bill 263. On January 1, 2012 this law took affect which requires inmates that were released and served their entire sentence and in some cases were off parole but released from the Illinois Department of Corrections since 2002 to register with their local police to be placed on the murder registry act for ten years. In addition the people released under this act must pay 100.00 dollars each year when its their appointed time to register. Failure to registry can land someone in prison for much as three years.
I believe that some Illinois
legislators are under the impression that this law will stop violent
crime or help police to solve crimes. Over seventy-five percent of the
murders that occurred in Chicago last year remains to be unsolved
according to WBGX host Harold Davis who is a community activist.
is a unjust law. It has not deterred crime and some of the files are
store in the State Police database incorrectly showing that a person is
in non-compliance leading to IDOC sending a unit of officers knocking in
doors and looking for people that should not be listed as
People that have been convicted of crimes and
served out their entire sentences and entire parole! should not be held
accountable to additional sanctions that was not in effect at the time
they were arrested and sentences by a judge in the state of Illinois.
Down in Springfield their are games that are played by legislators. For
example voting on legislation without reading it and co/signing inhumane
legislation that continue to enforce sanctions against men and women
even after they have served their sentence. It is hard enough on these
people! and to make life harder amounts to a unfair and unjust society
that is taking advantage of people that are no longer creating the
problems that exist in the community however working for change in the
If you are a ex-offender that was charged with murder
and is currently on the murder registry act and would like to fight
against this unjust law would you please give Mark Clements a call at
847-276-1382 starting this Monday morning, May 20, 2013. When the enemy
come against you people! you must learn to stand up and to fight against
it. You do not have to tell me who you are on facebook, but give me a
call and lets build a movement that cannot be silence.
Mark A. Clements