Decarcerate Illinois

We call on Illinois lawmakers to take a realistic view of what community safety means and how to achieve it. Our current systems have been failing individuals, families, and communities for generations. The needs of survivors are not being met and the current system disrespects and harms accused and convicted people, making them and their families unsafe. We can no longer condone the harms of our current laws and allow them to continue to separate families and perpetuate harm for generations. Let's act!

From commitment to action! Please support bills that offer a truly progressive step forward in ending our reliance on carceral policies and toward proven policies for community safety for all.


Project I-11 Campaign Launch Party

Oct 29, 2013 | J Freely

Support the “Elder Bill”

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From Project I-11: You are cordially invited to the launch party of the campaign for HB 3668. We will also celebrating the 80th birthday of founder of Project I-11 and Steering Committee member, Bill Ryan. The play, “A Day at Stateville” will be presented.

When: Thursday March 6, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Where: The Home of Len Goodman, 3000 N. Lakeshore Dr., Chicago, IL 60657

Contact:  Bill Ryan Project I-11, 708-531-9923,

HB 3668 amends the Illinois Code of Corrections by establishing the Rehabilitated Prisoner Sentence Modification Program.  Under tight guidelines and standards, this program provides that a rehabilitated prisoner who is at least 50 years of age and who has served at least 25 consecutive years of imprisonment may become eligible to petition the Prisoner Review Board for parole.

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