Video-tape of May 30 Press Conference about Cancelled Debate class (CAN TV)

Before presenting a letter written by the Stateville Correctional Center Debate Team to Governor Bruce Rauner, concerned citizens speak out about the cancellation of a debate class and dismissal of the debate teacher Katrina Burlet at Stateville Prison. This program was recorded by Chicago Access Network Television (CAN TV).

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.



Bill Ryan (708)574-8046

Katrina Burlet (630)209-4132