Illinois Parolee's Case Raises Questions

By: AP
By: AP

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) -- A published report says an inmate who violated his 2012 parole and was charged with attempted murder raises questions about Illinois' corrections system.

Issues with Jerome Pruitt's case includes misspelled names on records, conflicting records of his address and confusion about his release. Officials first said it was August 2012, later saying it was March.

Pruitt served time for a drug violation. He was paroled to Chicago, but moved to Rockford even after the Department of Corrections declined his request. He was then arrested for alleged crimes including attempted murder.

His parole officer didn't return messages. It was unclear if he has an attorney.

A corrections spokesman says the department strives to notify local authorities of a parolee's whereabouts.


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