Legislation And Campaign Aims To Reinstate Parole In Illinois

Parole Illinois
Parole Illinois is an organization founded by inmates at Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill, Illinois Parole Illinois / Facebook
Parole Illinois
Parole Illinois is an organization founded by inmates at Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill, Illinois Parole Illinois / Facebook

Legislation And Campaign Aims To Reinstate Parole In Illinois

Since 1978, prisoners in Illinois have not been able to get parole. Parole Illinois, an organization founded by inmates at Stateville Correctional Center, says the state’s rules lead to a phenomenon it calls “death by incarceration”.

Reset talks with representatives of the group about bringing parole back to Illinois.

GUESTS: Shari Stone-Mediatore, managing director at Parole Illinois; professor of philosophy at Ohio Wesleyan University; author of Reading Across Borders: Storytelling and Knowledges of Resistance

Pablo Mendoza, lead organizer with Parole Illinois

Melissa Lorraine, advocate and team member at Parole Illinois; Theatre Y artistic director