CHICAGO (KMOX/AP) – Seven million more dollars are being spent on efforts to move “non-violent” offenders from Illinois prisons into community-based programs.

Governor Pat Quinn said Sunday in a statement that community programs save money and are shown to produce better results in rehabilitating non-violent offenders.

The grants are going to 34 counties through the “Adult Redeploy Illinois” program.

In the Metro-East, St. Clair County’s probation department is to receive more than $388,000 while Madison County’s probation department will get nearly $214,000.

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