CURTIS J. BROWNELL Petition
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Convict: Curtis J. Brownell, born Oct. 19, 1954
Killed: Louise Betts, 17, was hitchhiking along North Second Street in Loves Park in September 1977 when Brownell abducted her. He raped her and strangled her before leaving her body in rural Boone County, where she was found six months later.
Sentence: 200-600 years
Custody date: Nov. 8, 1978
Resides: Dixon Correctional Center, Dixon, Ill.
Parole denied: 13 times
Parole hearing: 9 a.m. Feb. 10, Dixon Correctional Center
Mailed petitions due: March 20
Electronic petitions due: March 24
Parole decision: March 27
AGAINST PAROLE: To keep Brownell in prison, click here to fill out petition.
FOR PAROLE: To support Brownell's release, click here to fill out petition.
By signing this petition you understand that your name can become public record. Although the Prisoner Review Board fights the release of names on petitions, and the courts generally have protected the names, those names of those signing the petition may at some point be released publicly.