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

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