Join us Jan. 16 from 3-5PM for the Prison and Neighborhood Arts Project [PNAP] “Weight of Rage” Exhibition Opening Event

In this day of state budget imbalances (and lack of a budget, as in Illinois), the Illinois prison system, already  dysfunctional, suffers more-especially the lack of meaningful programs for prisoners.  To help solve this problem, some private persons and organizations have assumed responsibility for the obligations that are really the State’s–at their own expense, […]

December 14th, 2015|News, Articles & Essays|0 Comments

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 –

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

Uptown People’s Law Center – Deaf and hard of hearing lawsuit update

The Uptown People’s Law Center is the true watch dog for prisons and prisoners in Illinois. It does far more than watch and report; the Center has organized large law firms to participate with it in important class court actions dealing with health care, excessive use of solitary confinement, the horrendous Supermax prison in […]

October 20th, 2015|News, Articles & Essays|0 Comments