Rep. Rita Mayfield just announced that she will be holding public hearings to discuss the issue of parole on Nov. 8th at the Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph St.  (We will update the exact time and room number as soon as we are informed of these details.)

This is an important opportunity to promote discussion about parole. Everyone is welcome to attend and present their views about parole in Illinois.

We would like to pack the place with people in support of parole.  So please do what you can to bring people there!

We especially would like family members of incarcerated individuals to come tell their story of their loved one and why they deserve parole. You don’t need expertise — just come tell your story.  (Bill Ryan needs to give Representative Mayfield the names of everyone who plans to testify.  If you can testify, then please give your name to Bill Ryan by Wednesday.  You can contact Bill at <nanatoad@comcast.net>  or 708-574-8046..)