Prisoners in Illinois will no longer have to pay copays because of a bill passed by the legislature, prisoners currently pay a $5 copay for medical and dental services.
A bill that passed last week will eliminate that cost.
It’s now awaiting action from Governor JB Pritzker.
When this bill becomes law, the Illinois Department of Corrections said they’ll lose out on about $400,000 over 10 years.
A similar bill passed last year, but was vetoed by former Governor Bruce Rauner