The Power of a Second Chance

July 14, 2015   by Nkechi Taifa – Read full article here

President Obama changed 46 lives on Monday, commuting the prison terms of individuals who had been locked away serving long sentences for low-level, nonviolent offenses. “These men and women were not hardened criminals. But the overwhelming majority of them had been sentenced to at […]

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

Law firm Loevy & Loevy and Uptown People’s Law Center filed a class action lawsuit regarding sexual abuse and beatings of prisoners

With civil rights law firm Loevy & Loevy, UPLC filed a class action lawsuit regarding sexual abuse and beatings of prisoners by an “elite” guard unit within the IL Department of Corrections (IDOC). These guards committed clear human rights violations, including violation of the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act.

The lead plaintiff, a prisoner at […]

April 21st, 2015|News, Articles & Essays|0 Comments

Uptown People’s Law Center in the Tribune and Sun-Times

UPLC has been getting press attention lately for our work protecting prisoners’ basic human rights.

Read more about the latest here.

February 23rd, 2015|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