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Join us for “A Day at Stateville” on September 29th at 5PM in Marion, IL

September 17th, 2018|Events|0 Comments

Week of September 17, 2018

Join us in Marion, IL for a Day at Stateville on September 29th at 5pm.

September 17th, 2018|Campaign News|0 Comments

Important breakthrough for mental health treatment for prisoners

In all my years dealing with prisoners and formerly incarcerated persons, the lack of treatment for prisoners with mental health challenges in Illinois prisons has been continuously disturbing. People often enter the prison with such challenges (like depression); serve their sentences with their condition "under the radar," and leave prison in worse condition that when they entered. Until recently, the Illinois prison system had no measurable mental health treatment program. Now, under the leadership of the ever vigilant Uptown People's Law Center, the problem has been put on the table and critical steps taken to solve it.

February 21st, 2016|News, Articles & Essays|0 Comments

Jim Chapman discusses the recent Whole Foods decision to stop carrying inmate-labor products and the effects of protesting

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February 10th, 2016|exclude|0 Comments