Illinois Prison Project

The Illinois Prison Project works for a more humane prison system in Illinois by fighting for and on behalf of thousands of people who are needlessly incarcerated. We provide direct representation to elderly people, disabled and infirm people, and people who have been rehabilitated after substantial periods of incarceration.

We work alongside currently and formerly incarcerated people to educate the public about the high cost of Illinois’ prison system, the broken sentencing laws and policies that have led us here, and the many paths for criminal justice reform.