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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Apr 12, 2014 | by admin

√ CHECK. WE DID THIS! OPPOSE HB4775: allows schools to expel students convicted of a violent felony

HB4775 would allow schools to expel students upon conviction of a violent felony.  There are many reasons why a juvenile could end up with a conviction for a violent felony, but none of them justify preventing that child from getting an education.  We need children to be in the classroom in order to have hope for the future. HB4775 is a big step in the wrong direction. Ask your representatives to oppose HB4775. It takes just 30 seconds to make your voice heard!