llinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed a new bill into law Thursday barring police from using deception during interrogations of minors.
Commonly used interrogation tactics, such as promising leniency or insinuating that incriminating evidence exists, are banned when questioning suspects younger than 18 under the new law, which goes into effect Jan. 1, NPR reports.
Pritzker also signed other bills focused on criminal justice.
Senate Bill 64 makes anything said or done during restorative justice practices privileged information. (Restorative justice involves meetings among offenders, victims and others in the community with the goal of identifying and repairing the harm and moving forward.)
Senate Bill 2129 allows the state's attorney of a county to petition for resentencing of an offender "if the original sentence no longer advances the interests of justice." House Bill 3587 creates a Resentencing Task Force to study ways to reduce Illinois' prison population through the resentencing of offenders.