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