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.
It 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.
The Board also 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.