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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Illinois Seeks DNA from Released Felons

The Chicago Tribune has the story here. Under a 2002 state law, all felons in custody were required to give a DNA sample, but "because of delays in implementation, nearly 10,000 inmates were released from the Department of Corrections without doing so." Some will have samples collected if they are rearrested; but as to more serious offenders, a more proactive approach is intended: the state "plans to hunt them down with the help of local and county law enforcement."
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