In July 2021, Governor Pritzker signed Senate Bill 2129 (SB 2129), which allows prosecutors, at their discretion, to motion a sentencing judge or their successor to resentence incarcerated persons whose original sentence no longer advances the interests of justice. Upon receipt of a motion for resentencing, sentencing judges may, at their discretion, resentence an incarcerated person to a lesser sentence. Under SB 2129, all victims will be afforded the rights outlined in the Rights of Crime Victims and Witnesses Act. The law went into effect on January 1, 2022.
Importantly, it does not entitle anyone in prison to resentencing or even have his or her sentences review. Rather, the law creates a mechanism for the court to consider resentencing requests made by the State’s Attorney.
If you would like to be considered for resentencing under SB 2129 the resentencing law, please complete and submit the Request for State’s Attorney to Consider Resentencing Form (PDF) to the following address:
Rock Island County State’s Attorney’s Office
1317 3rd Avenue
Rock Island IL 61201
Once our office receives the completed request it will be reviewed and responded to by mail.
The Rock Island County State’s Attorney’s Office will not be taking appointments to meet with people on these matters.