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IL: For Illinois Sex Offenders, Six Years Can Turn Into Life In Prison

[WBEZ News radio]

J.D. Lindenmeier completed his six-year prison sentence in 2011, but he hasn’t been released because he has nowhere to go. Inmates call these extra years behind bars “dead time.”

The Rockford native committed a sex crime, and in order to get out of prison he has to meet the state’s long list of rigid parole requirements for those convicted of predatory criminal sexual assault. He could remain behind bars for the rest of his life if he doesn’t find appropriate housing. For Lindenmeier, that means finding a place to live where, among other things, he is away from children and has no internet-accessible devices like smartphones and smart TVs.

Lindenmeier said he couldn’t afford his own apartment, so he turned to his family for help. But their living situations disqualified them under state law. He said his father lived too close to a park, his mother had a computer and smartphone, his sister had small children, and his dad’s girlfriend’s home was too close to a day care center. The rules even prohibit halfway houses from taking in sex offenders. So he remains behind bars, searching for a home.

And Lindenmeier isn’t alone.

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  1. jo

    They have an expensive Price Club there!

  2. Gralphr

    All of that but murderers and others ok a-ok. This is a sick world.

  3. American Detained in America

    It says a lot about a system that is keeping him 6+ years after he’s completed his sentence and then still expects him to deal with parole requirements. If an RC holds someone against their will without just cause, it’s illegal restraint, false imprisonment, or even kidnapping. If the state of Illinois does it, it’s compared to filling out a Price Club application. Hmmm…..

  4. John

    I was sentenced 61 days in Illinois had to stay 1.2 years for not having nowhere to go, but I executed my sentence that was a blessing no parole when i got off, glad they didnt give me the 50 years they were trying to id be in illinois prison until i was 74, not fun there

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