Legislation And Campaign Aims To Reinstate Parole In Illinois

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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

via WBEZ Chicago

June 9, 2021 at 06:03PM

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