Watch this Powerful Animation Video Produced by a PNAP Class at Stateville

Watch this video and hear the stories of prisoners at Stateville.

November 12th, 2018|News, Articles & Essays|0 Comments

Learn What’s Happening with the Hinda Helps Organization

Read about the work being done by Hinda Helps throughout Illinois.

November 12th, 2018|News, Articles & Essays|0 Comments

Northwestern launches prison education program, will provide college credits to inmates

Northwestern launches prison education program, will provide college credits to inmates

October 24th, 2018|News, Articles & Essays|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