Press Conference about cancellation of the Stateville debate class

Press Announcement

 

Press conference Wednesday, May 30, 11am, James R Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph, Chicago.

 

Concerned citizens will present a letter written by the Stateville Debate Team to Governor Bruce Rauner.  The class was summarily and unjustifiably cancelled and teacher Katrina Burlet banned as a volunteer.

 

The class was conducted at absolutely no cost to Stateville.

 

Education is key to rehabilitation.

 

The Debate Team requests reinstatement of Katrina Burlet.

 

Contact

Bill Ryan (708)574-8046

Katrina Burlet (630)209-4132

One Reply to “Press Conference about cancellation of the Stateville debate class”

  1. Rosie Thompson

    The debate was well done and I felt that it gave hope to the inmates. It’s sad that the State of Illinois allowed the cancellation to happen and is not doing more to rehabilitate those men. If a victim’s family can forgive and stand hopeful for those who they believe took away their loved ones, how can the State deny their request? I urge the State to allow the debate coach back into the prison and I urge lawmakers to take more control of the things that happen to the people who they are elected to represent.

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