Machesney Park lawmaker pushes bill requiring parolees return to home county after prison

State Rep. John Cabello wants to prevent out-of-town criminals from making Rockford their home after being released from prison.

Cabello, R-Machesney Park, introduced House Bill 4448 earlier this year, which would make it mandatory for parolees to return to the county where they lived immediately prior to their prison sentence. They would have to stay there for the length of their parole or mandatory supervised release.

“Law enforcement is going to know the people coming back to their own community better than if they’re sent to a new community,” Cabello said. Kevin Haas with Rockford Register Star.