Build Programs, Not Jails!

Join our campaign to stop Champaign county from building a $32 million jail and investing instead in programs and services to help our community thrive!

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Press Releases

The Champaign- Urbana Citizens for Peace and Justice (CUCPJ) shares the concern expressed by the County Board for the conditions in the downtown jail. We agree that it is a serious problem requiring meaningful action.

Press Coverage

University of Illinois Press, March 8, 2015

WILL AM, May 12, 2013

News Gazette, May 12, 2013

CU Citizenaccess, April 18, 2013

News Gazette Editorial by Scott Humphrey, April 18, 2013

Labor Notes, December 10, 2012

UC Independent Media Center, October 20, 2012

The News Gazette, October 18, 2012

Smile Politely, August 21, 2012

UC Independent Media Center, May 12, 2012

The News Gazette, April 3, 2012

UC Independent Media Center, March 23, 2012

UC Independent Media Center, March 22, 2012

UC Independent Media Center, March 14, 2012

UC Independent Media Center, March 13, 2012

UC Independent Media Center, March 8, 2012

The News Gazette, March 7, 2012

UC Independent Media Center, March 4, 2012

UC Independent Media Center, February 17, 2012

UC Independent Media Center, February 7, 2012