We received word that dozens of people incarcerated at Stateville Correctional Center (including one of our board members, Raul Dorado) are exhibiting hallmark symptoms of CV19 (fever, body aches, cold chills, inability to smell or taste). The sick are returned to their cells and are receiving no medical care, unless they are unresponsive and their neighbors call for a medic. There are instances of kitchen workers complaining of CV-19-like symptoms and still made to work preparing food for the entire incarcerated population. Prison administration and medical officials have known for weeks about dozens of people suffering with CV 19-like symptom, but …Read More →

Ohio Judges Releasing Prisoners

To Fight Coronavirus. It’s a Good Idea. To keep the novel coronavirus from spreading, public health officials are urging everyone to stay at home and distance themselves from others. But for the 2 million people in jails and prisons across the country, often crammed into crowded holding cells or dorm-style housing units, that’s simply not possible: Incarceration creates a perfect breeding ground for infections. In the United States, no inmates have tested positive for the virus yet, but public health experts believe it’s only a matter of time: China saw an explosion of cases across its prisons in February. In Iran, …Read More →


Greetings Parole IL Supporters and Family, In light of COVID-19, we’ve decided to take proactive steps to encourage social distancing, a practice encouraged by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to limit the spread of the disease. As such, our meeting March 22nd, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. will be moved to a virtual platform. This will allow us to continue with our planned agenda. There are two (2) ways to join the meeting… 1 Via Webcam We will be utilizing Zoom Conferencing technology.  The link to the Zoom meeting is… (Will also be posted on Parole IL Facebook Page.) Please note: You may need …Read More →

Friends and Family Survey

Uptown People’s Law Center has been fighting for prisoners’ rights for 40 years. UPLC currently has five class-action lawsuits to change conditions in IDOC, including health care, mental health care, and solitary confinement. At UPLC, we are doing our best to stay up to date on the latest COVID-19 developments at IDOC facilities around the state. If you are in contact with a friend, family member, or other loved one who is currently in IDOC custody and believe that your loved one would be comfortable with you sharing their information with us, please take a moment to fill out this …Read More →


We’re exploring the logo. If you have any thoughts, if you want to submit an idea, please reach out. We’re going to post them on Social Media, to see what generates a response. Please don’t hesitate to send us your ideas before going into great detail. We’re going to post rough ideas and sketches. Don’t get caught up in making the details perfect. Spend more time getting the look to be simple. Cool? Ready! Here’s an idea to execute against… Imagine hands on prison bars. On the first bar, a hand makes the bar look like the letter P, on …Read More →