Build Programs, Not Jails!

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Carol Ammons Talk - May 30, 2015
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State Rep. Carol Ammons speaking on the future of the criminal justice system in Champaign County at the Urbana Civic Center.
Public Forum on Future of Champaign County Criminal Justice System 4/30/15
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Full video of the program of speakers, including the keynote by Carol Ammons, state representative from Champaign-Urbana.
Lloyd Carter Jr. asks how things got so bad for the Champaign criminal justice system.
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Jail Diversion talk in Champaign County
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Leon Evans, head of a San Antonio program that provides mental health and substance abuse services to at risk community members was the guest speaker at a Champaign County public meeting hosted by the Mental Health Board and the county sheriff’s office on April 23. Build Programs Not Jails campaign volunteers provided a summary of the meeting.
Build Programs, Not Jails Campaign
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Build Programs, Not Jails continues our efforts to stop the county from spending millions on jail construction. We support the county funding programs that keep people out of jail and build strong and healthy communities. We currently have three working groups in our campaign: 1) racial justice-w...
No More Jails Forum May 14, 2012
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The Champaign Urbana citizens for peace and justice presenting a public forum to stop Champaign county from building a $20 million jail.
Reverend Bogan Speaks to the Cuts Community Programs Have Taken in Recent Years
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