A new measure would force people to get state IDs when they’re released from the Illinois Department of Corrections.
It took Deangelo Hampton two months to get an ID after he was released from prison.
“They talking about you can use your jail stuff to get state IDs, that’s just a lie,” Hampton said. “We went through a lot.”
The state doesn’t allow prisoners to use their release papers to prove their identity. Many former prisoners don’t have their birth certificate or social security card.