Last Updated on Monday, 21 July 2014 09:46 Monday, 21 July 2014 09:44
SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Melinda Bush today applauded the governor for signing into law a measure that allows law enforcement to take an escaped sexually violent person into custody, even if that person has fled out of state.
“No criminal should be able to escape our state because of a technicality,” Senator Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake) said.
But that is almost what happened last November when a sexually violent person in Urbana, Illinois cut off his ankle monitor and escaped civil custody. When he was found in St. Louis, he was waiting on a train, ticket in hand, to travel to Albuquerque, New Mexico.