Illinois Prisoner Review Board
The Illinois Prisoner Review Board’s mission is to function under statutory authority as a quasi-judicial body with a primary focus on public safety.
The Illinois Prisoner Review Board further acts as a checks and balances on other state and local institutions. The Board imposes release conditions for incarcerated individuals who are exiting penal facilities, revokes and restores good conduct credits from inmates, and conducts hearings to determine whether parolees have violated conditions of parole. Also, it notifies victims and their families when an inmate is about to be released from custody.
Finally, the Board makes confidential recommendations to the Governor relative to clemency petitions. Applications for Certificates of Good Conduct and applications for Certificates of Relief from Disabilities are located on the Illinois Prisoner Review Board website. If you are seeking a Certificate of Relief from Disabilities and you have been incarcerated or if your case was in another state, you must file your application with the Illinois Prisoner Review Board. If you have never been incarcerated, you must file your petition with the Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County. [The Illinois Prisoner Review Board calls them applications when you file with them, and we call them petitions when you file with us.