Privacy Policy

Who We Are

The Illinois Institute for Community Law and Affairs (Illinois Institute) provides information, resources and news for prisoners, the formerly incarcerated and their families, organizations and officials.

Illinois Institute is committed to respecting your privacy and safeguarding the information you provide us. We appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly.

Email Contact & Removal From List

From time to time, we may send emails to those on our email lists with news bulletins, essay or resource alerts. Any such message will have clear messaging that it is coming from Illinois Institute, and will always provide you with a link or other easy means of unsubscribing to further e-mails.


Information provided is stored securely in secure areas not accessible by the public.

Contact Us

At Illinois Institute, we understand and respect your privacy concerns. Your comments, questions and suggestions are welcome by contacting us.

Terms of Use

If you visit Illinois Institute, you accept these conditions. Please read them carefully.


All content included on this site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, downloads, data compilations and software, is the property of Illinois Institute or its content suppliers and protected by United States and international copyright laws. The compilation of all content on this site is the exclusive property of Illinois Institute and protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. No part of any Illinois Institute may be republished, reproduced, transmitted or distributed by any means, whether electronic or mechanical, without prior written permission of Illinois Institute.


Illinois Institute’s trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not Illinois Institute’s, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits Illinois Institute. All other trademarks not owned by Illinois Institute or any affiliates that appear on this site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by Illinois Institute or its affiliates.

License and Site Access grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of this site and not to download (other than page caching) or modify it, or any portion of it, except with the express written consent of Illinois Institute. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of this site or its contents; any collection and use of any product listings, descriptions, or prices; any derivative use of this site or its contents; any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of another merchant; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. This site or any portion of this site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of Illinois Institute.

You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of and our affiliates without express written consent. You may not use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing Illinois Institute or’s name or trademarks without the express written consent of Illinois Institute. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by Illinois Institute.

Reviews, Comments, Communications, and Other Content

Visitors may provide suggestions for content to be posted on the web site, so long as the content is not illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to Illinois Institute or third parties, or is objectionable in any way, and does not consist of or contain software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of “spam.” Illinois Institute reserves the right (but not the obligation) to remove or edit such content. If you do suggest content, and unless we indicate otherwise, you grant Illinois Institute a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media. You will indemnify Illinois Institute or its affiliates for all claims resulting from content you supply. Illinois Institute has the right but not the obligation to monitor and edit or remove any activity or content. Illinois Institute takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted by you or any third party.

Copyright Complaints

Illinois Institute and its affiliates respect the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please contact us immediately to report it. Alternatively, if you believe that someone is infringing on our copyright, please contact us immediately to report it. Your confidentiality will be guaranteed.

Disclaimer Of Warranties And Limitation Of Liability

This site is provided by Illinois Institute on an “as is” and “as available” basis. Illinois Institute makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of this site or the information, content, materials, or products included on this site. You expressly agree that your use of this site is at your sole risk. To the full extent permissible by applicable law, Illinois Institute disclaims all warranties, express or implied. Illinois Institute does not warrant that this site, its servers, or e-mail sent from Illinois Institute are free of viruses or other harmful components, although it endeavors to prevent them as much as reasonably possible. Illinois Institute will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of this site, including, but not limited to direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, and consequential damages. Certain state laws do not allow limitations on implied warranties or the exclusion or limitation of certain damages. If these laws apply to you, some or all of the above disclaimers, exclusions, or limitations may not apply to you, and you might have additional rights.

Applicable Law

By visiting, you agree that the laws of the state of Illinois, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Terms of Use and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and Illinois Institute or its affiliates.

Site Policies, Modification, and Severability

We reserve the right to make changes to our site, policies, and these Terms of Use at any time, without notice. If any of these conditions shall be deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that condition shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining condition.