Decarcerate Illinois

We call on lawmakers to end our reliance on incarceration, reduce the need for such a crippling corrections budget and improve public safety. We support Illinois prison closures and support efforts to swiftly reduce Illinois' record-high prison population. Illinois must instead invest in prison alternatives, community-based services and support for people after incarceration.

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Fast action! PROPONENT of HB4538 by Monday March 24 3:00 PM

Mar 3, 2014 | by admin

√ CHECK. WE DID THIS! HB4538 restores individualized sentencing for minors

Currently Illinois is one of just 14 states with no ability for individual review of the decision to try a minor as an adult. HB4538 provides individualized court hearings to determine whether minors should be tried as adults. HB4538 allows a child’s age, alleged degree of participation in an offense, and other individual circumstances to be taken into consideration in making that decision. Follow these easy steps to submit a witness slip as a proponent of HB4538 by 3:00 p.m. Monday March 24:

1. Click here

2. Fill out your name, address, and phone number.  For “Firm/Business or Agency” put “none.”

3. In Section II, you can put the name of any organization you represent or Decarcerate Illinois or just “none.”

4. Select “Proponent”

5. Select “Record of Appearance Only”

6. Enter the number it shows in the box and agree to the terms and click “Create(Slip).” Thank you!