The Illinois Dept. of Corrections–A System at Odds with Itself.

In October, 2015, Jim Chapman, for the Changing Minds Campaign, gave a dramatic presentation of “A System at Odds with Itself” at the Unitarian Universal Fellowship in Carbondale, Illinois, to an audience of about 60 persons.

November 23rd, 2015|A System At Odds With Itself, Featured, News, Articles & Essays|0 Comments

Police Leaders Join Call to Cut Prison Rosters

From The New York Times, Oct. 20, 2015 – http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/21/us/police-leaders-join-call-to-cut-prison-rosters.html

More than 130 police chiefs, prosecutors and sheriffs — including some of the most prominent law enforcement officials in the country — are adding their clout to the movement to reduce the nation’s incarceration rate.

Asserting that “too many people are behind bars that don’t belong […]

October 21st, 2015|Featured, News, Articles & Essays|0 Comments

Techniques of Augosto Boal and Scenes from “A Day a Stateville”

Dr. Ellen Anne Schultz, from Belfast, Northern Ireland, is an expert in the techniques of Augosto Boal and his Theatre of the Oppressed. This video is an example of the techniques in action, at a community event in Aurora, Illinois, August 2o14.

Ellen spent the summer training the men: ex-prisoners and performers of A Day […]

December 8th, 2014|Featured, News, Articles & Essays|0 Comments

New York Times Editorial Calls for Ending Mass Incarceration

On April 30th, the National Research Council published a 464-page report on the stunning four-decade rise in the rate of criminal incarceration in the United States. The number of people in America’s prisons and jails has increased from about 200,000 in 1973 to about 2.23 million in 2009, earning the United States the dubious […]

May 29th, 2014|Featured, News, Articles & Essays|0 Comments