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Title Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission, Illinois 
Contact Name Rob Olmstead 
Contact Title Executive Director 
Function The Commission shall have the following duties and powers: (1) To establish the criteria and screening process to be used to determine which cases shall be accepted for review. (2) To conduct inquiries into claims of torture with priority to be given to those cases in which the convicted person is currently incarcerated solely for the crime to which he or she claims torture by Jon Burge or officers under his command, or both. (3) To coordinate the investigation of cases accepted for review. (4) To maintain records for all case investigations. (5) To prepare written reports outlining Commission investigations and recommendations to the trial court at the completion of each inquiry. (6) To apply for and accept any funds that may become available for the Commission's work from government grants, private gifts, donations, or bequests from any source.  
Term 1, 2, or 3 years terms will be assigned. Members of the Commission shall serve no more than 2 consecutive 3-year terms plus any initial term of less than 3 years. All terms of members shall begin on January 1 and end on December 31. 
Senate Confirmation Yes 
Compensation Expenses 
Composition The Commission shall consist of 8 voting members: (1) One shall be a retired Circuit Court Judge (2) One shall be a former prosecuting attorney (3) One shall be a law school professor (4) One shall be engaged in the practice of criminal defense law (5) Three shall be members of the public who are not attorneys and who are not officers or employees of the Judicial branch (6) One shall be a former public defender * The members of the Commission shall be appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate. Members may be re-appointed for additional terms. *The Governor shall also appoint alternate Commission members for the Commission members he or she has appointed to serve in the event of scheduling conflicts, conflicts of interest, disability, or other disqualification arising in a particular case. * The Illinois Human Rights Commission shall provide, directly or through any other State agency, office space for the Commission and the Commission staff 
Chair The retired judge who is appointed as a member shall serve as Chair of the Commission 
Authority 775 ILCS 40/15 

Member Names

Name (Last, First) Ascending Term Expires Member Since Appointed By Position County
Baldwin, Marilyn  12/31/2017  06/29/2015  Governor  Member, Public  Cook 
Dana, Shahram  12/31/2017  05/11/2015  Governor  Member, Former public defender  None 
Futterman, Craig  12/31/2014  02/25/2013  Governor  Alternate, Law school professor  Cook 
Green, Doris J.  12/31/2013  07/31/2010  Governor  Alternate; Public  Cook 
Loeb, Robert  12/31/2017  05/11/2015  Governor  Member, Law school professor  Cook 
Miller, Steven  12/31/2018  05/11/2015  Governor  Member, Criminal defense law  Cook 
O'Neill, Timothy  12/31/2018  08/26/2015  Governor  Alternate; Former public defender  Cook 
Roldan, Hipolito  12/31/2013  07/31/2010  Governor  Member, Public  Cook 
Scruton, Natalie  12/31/2015  07/03/2014  Governor  Alternate; Criminal defense law  Cook 
Starks, Cheryl  12/31/2012  02/14/2012  Governor  Chair, Retired Circuit Court Judge  Cook 
Thorp, Marcie  12/31/2018  09/20/2013  Governor  Member, Former prosecuting attorney  Cook 
Thurston, Rev. Stephen  12/31/2018  01/11/2016  Governor  Alternate; Public  Cook 
Vacant      Governor  Alternate; Public  None 
VACANT      Governor  Alternate, Former prosecuting attorney  Cook 
VACANT      Governor  Alternate, Retired Circuit Court Judge  Cook 
Warden, Rob  12/31/2013  07/31/2010  Governor  Member, Public  Cook 

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