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E. King Poor quoted in article “State pays millions to keep inmates who can’t find homes”

My Journal Courier

Below is an excerpt:

The inmate in that case, Johnny Cordrey, was scheduled for a three-year parole term to begin April 2013, but parole officers said he couldn’t find a suitable home. He was released in October, before the Supreme Court took the case, and his attorney said Cordrey was given a one-way bus ticket to Peoria to try to get into a Salvation Army shelter.

Cordrey was sentenced to 36 years in prison for kidnapping and rape in 1993.

“The guy had no support, no tools, so we just threw him out on the streets,” said Chicago attorney E. King Poor, who represented Cordrey. “I said, ‘Johnny, what are you going to do?’ He said, ‘I don’t know.’ That same story gets repeated over and over with other inmates.”

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