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More people are gettinglocked up in Illinois and now lawmakers must find a way to cut the costs,.  John Maki, with the John Howard Association, says the answer is to only imprison violent offenders and seek diversionary programs for others.

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The Inmate population is at an all-time high with corrections facilities at 144-percent over capacity.  Representative Art Turner has proposed a bill that would begin to address the issue.

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John Maki with the John Howard Association says reform has been a long time coming.

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