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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Chicago Tribune: Quinn Made Right Call on Closing State Facilities, Rauner’s Wrong

Jul 29, 2013 | J Freely

Governor Quinn made tough choices about closing facilities — like prisons
From the Chicago Tribune: Editorial: Who is the Compassionate Conservative here?

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