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.

From commitment to action! Please oppose bills that increase incarceration and support bills that help people stay out of prison.

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Press Coverage

The Southern Illinoisan, July 23, 2014

KFVS 12.com, July 13, 2014

KFVS12, July 9, 2014

KFVS 12.com, July 4, 2014

Chicago Tribune, June 26, 2014

Progress Illinois, June 19, 2014

WREX.com, June 19, 2014

saukvalley.com, June 10, 2014

Quad-City Times, June 4, 2014

The Southern Illinoisan, June 4, 2014

WBEZ 91.5, May 29, 2014

The Guardian, May 29, 2014

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, May 29, 2014

WSIU npr, May 13, 2014

DNAinfo Chicago, May 14, 2014

CBS 2 Chicago, May 15, 2014

Chicago Tribune, April 16, 2014

Quad-City Times, April 10, 2014

WILY, April 16, 2014

San Francisco Bay View, April 16, 2014

Chicago Sun-Times.com, April 9, 2014

Chicago Tribune, April 17, 2014

truthout, April 16, 2014

The Southern Illinoisan, April 23, 2014

San Francisco Bay View, April 17, 2014

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, April 10, 2014

CBS 2 Chicago, April 10, 2014

89 WLS, April 16, 2014

FoxNews.com, April 17, 2014

Associated Press, April 16, 2014

The Southern Illinoisan, April 23, 2014

WPSD Local 6, April 15, 2014

Quad-City Times, April 5, 2014

Peoria JournalStar, April 5, 2014

KWQC.com, April 5, 2014

These Times, March 12, 2014

SouthtownStar, March 13, 2014

BND.com, March 12, 2014

Chicago Tribune, March 6, 2014

Chicago Tribune, March 11, 2014

Correctional News, March 19, 2014

WHBF-TV 4 News, March 20, 2014

Progress Illinois, March 20, 2014

Clinton Herald, March 13, 2014

Prison Policy Initiative, March 13, 2014

Alton Daily News.com, March 12, 2014

Chicago Sun-Times, March 19, 2014

Chicago Tribune, March 19, 2014

89 WLS, March 26, 2014

Springfield Journal-Register, February 5, 2014

Pontiac Daily Leader.com, February 5, 2014

Herald & Review, February 5, 2014

Capitol Fax.com, February 6, 2014

The Illinois Observer, February 13, 2014

Quad-City Times, February 5, 2014

Pantagraph.com, February 24, 2014

WBEZ 91.5, February 28, 2014

Daily Herald, February 19, 2014

WGEM.com, February 13, 2014

The Southern Illinoisan, February 5, 2014

In These Times, February 12, 2014

New York Times, February 6, 2014

Truthout, February 20, 2014

The Southern Illinoisan, January 23, 2014

Chicago Reader, January 23, 2014

Pantagraph.com,, January 23, 2014

WPSD Local 6, January 9, 2014

Riverfront Times, January 8, 2014

Clinton Herald, January 22, 2014

Quad-City Times, January 9, 2014

QCOnline.com, January 23, 2014

The Southern Illinoisan, January 9, 2014

Chicago Tribune, January 9, 2014

Chicago Tribune, January 15, 2014

National Catholic Reporter, January 9, 2014

WSIU, January 9, 2014

DuQuoin.com, December 19, 2013

The Southern Illinoisan, December 28, 2013

PontiacDailyLeader.com, November 30, 2013

PontiacDailyLeader.com, November 13, 2013

WUIS.org, November 15, 2013

The Southern Illinoisan, November 13, 2013

Correctional News, November 13, 2013

The State Journal-Register, November 13, 2013

Vidette Online, November 20, 2013

nwi.com, November 13, 2013

Chicago Tribune, November 8, 2013

KFVS12.com, November 2, 2013

The Southern Illinoisan, November 7, 2013

PontiacDailyLeader.com, November 14, 2013

WPSD Local 6, October 31, 2013

Herald-Review, October 31, 2013

Peoria Journal-Star, October 27, 2013

Chicago Tribune, October 23, 2013

Chicago Tribune, October 23, 2013

Chicago Tribune, October 22, 2013

Chicago Tribune, October 22, 2013

WBEZ 91.5, October 22, 2013

WILY/WRXX, October 20, 2013

Capitol Fax, October 20, 2013

The Southern Illinoisan, October 20, 2013

Chicago Reader, October 17, 2013

Chicago Tribune, October 16, 2013

Chicago Sun Times, October 16, 2013

Chicago Tribune, September 24, 2013

Quad-City Times, September 11, 2013

The Southern Illinoisan, August 10, 2013

PoliticalNews.me, August 11, 2013

The Southern Illinoisan, August 11, 2013

WSIU, August 11, 2013

The Southern Illinoisan, August 4, 2013

WSIU, July 16, 2013

Chicago Tribune, June 16, 2013

Solitary Watch, June 24, 2013

wsiltv.com, June 18, 2013

The Atlantic, June 19, 2013

Chicago Tribune, June 10, 2013

Chicago Tribune, June 6, 2013

The Southern, June 6, 2013

The Southern, June 6, 2013

Socialist Worker, May 28, 2013

Illinois State Senator Patricia Van Pelt, May 28, 2013

Pantagraph.com, May 8, 2013

The Daily Beast, May 6, 2013

Creative Time Reports, May 6, 2013

Pantagraph.com, May 5, 2013

The Daily Journal, April 25, 2013

Capital Fax, April 12, 2013

Chicago Sun-Times, April 18, 2013

WMBD/WYZZ-TV, April 2, 2013

Bloomington Pantagraph, March 29, 2013

Associated Press, March 29, 2013

Chicago Sun-Times, April 17, 2013

WMBD/WYZZ-TV, April 17, 2013

Bloomington Pantagraph, March 13, 2013

Associated Press, March 7, 2013

Pantagraph.com, March 27, 2013

The State Journal-Register, March 26, 2013

WBEZ 91.5, March 26, 2013

Chicago Muckrakers - The Chicago Reporter, March 20, 2013

Bloomington Pantagraph, March 18, 2013

Chicago Muckrakers - The Chicago Reporter, March 18, 2013

Gatehouse News Service - Lincoln Courier, March 15, 2013

Chicago Muckrakers -- Chicago Reporter,, March 11, 2013

Chicago Sun-Times, March 9, 2013

Chicago Sun-Times op-ed, March 8, 2013

Associated Press, March 5, 2013

Chicago Reporter, March 4, 2013