Prisons

40 Percent of Adults in Illinois Are Ex-Felons

Passing even more laws to help them

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A new state law increases the income tax credit for businesses that hire ex-offenders from $600 to $1500 per employee.

Companies can take the credit for up to five years on employees hired within three years of their release from prison.

State Senator Patricia Van Pelt there are four million ex-felons ore 40 percent of the adult population in Illinois.