The spring session of the Illinois General Assembly created a busy time for citizens and advocates in defending last year’s justice reforms, including the Pretrial Justice Act, and opposing additional ineffective punitive measures for those accused of a crime and those who have served their time. There is a summary of the results of those efforts on this website under the subheading Advocacy In Illinois and at the tab Getting Involved.
- discussing the disfunction and injustice in Illinois prisons and what is needed to reform them,
- providing digital exhibitions and an activation kit for Envisioning Justice,
- focusing on the scope of juvenile incarceration and the impact of our increasing incarceration of women who are mothers, and
- highlighting the development of advocacy and resources to improve the lives of those who have served their time.