Without education or job training, what hope do people in prison have for rehabilitation?
Today through Saturday, the Pilsen-based ceramic studio Gnarware Workshop hosts the Empty Bowls Fundraiser and Soup Service. Visit their webstore to purchase an empty ceramic bowl made by a local […]
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The tap water at Stateville has been dangerous for decades.
When candidates say they’re “tough on crime,” what they really mean is “we’ll put more Black people in prison.”
Editor’s note: Coco Picard spoke to Chicago artist and School of the Art Institute of Chicago assistant professor Anna Martine Whitehead in early June. The comic above captures moments of […]
Maintaining mental health in prison was already challenging before COVID-19 hit.
Season three of Escaping the Odds, a podcast about entrepreneurship for the formerly incarcerated, dropped Tuesday.
After a plumbing flood at the aging Logan Correctional Center, three women organized one of the first successful hunger strikes in an Illinois women’s prison in years.
As Illinois prisons accelerated releases during the pandemic, many were forced into crowded, unmonitored residential reentry centers across Cook County.
Raptivist Bella Bahhs elucidates the importance—and the failures of—the census for formerly incarcerated women.
A widow tried to save her late husband’s life during his stay at 26th and Cal. Instead she witnessed the explosive spread of COVID-19 inside.
A man who has waited 20 years for a court-ordered hearing is trying to secure release from prison before the virus hits.
Tonya Crowder still dreams that she and her fiance, Roosevelt Myles—who’s been in prison for decades fighting what he says is a wrongful conviction—will one day build a life together somewhere “nice, quiet, and simple.”
This story is part of the Marshall Project’s “We Are Witnesses: Chicago” series. In 15 direct-to-camera testimonies, this collection of videos gives voice to Chicagoans affected by the justice system. […]