Right to counsel for parole review hearings

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Legislation, Issues Related to Incarcerated People

Indigent incarcerated individuals may file a petition for parole review with the Prisoner Review Board three years prior to their eligibility. 730 ILCS 5/5-4.5-11(c). If the petition is appropriately filed, the Prisoner Review Board sets a date for a parole review (Id.), and "[o]ne year prior to the parole review hearing, counsel shall be appointed by the Prisoner Review Board upon a finding of indigency." 730 ILCS 5/5-4.5-115(e).

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no