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April 24, 2019

Transgender Woman With Completed Sentence Files for Clemency After Retaliatory Punishment Keeps Her Behind Bars

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ILLINOIS – Strawberry Hampton, a 28-year-old transgender woman, is seeking immediate commutation of her sentence, which was unfairly extended by the discriminatory policies and retaliatory discipline of the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC). Ms. Hampton was originally scheduled for release in February 2019. The petition for clemency can be found HERE. “Strawberry deserves to be free. She...
April 18, 2019

Gang Database ‘Strains Police-Community Relations’ City Watchdog Says

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WTTW

April 17, 2019

Guns, Violence, Gorsuch in Spotlight in Supreme Court Dispute

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Bloomberg Law

April 11, 2019

Chicago police gang data collection faulted by city’s inspector general as unchecked and unreliable

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Chicago Tribune

April 10, 2019

Split High Court Upholds Post-Plea Appeal Rights

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Law360

April 10, 2019

Conservatives’ takeover of Supreme Court stalled by John Roberts-Brett Kavanaugh bromance

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USA Today

April 3, 2019

4 African Americans eliminated from jury can seek damages

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Associated Press

April 3, 2019

City to stop arresting and jailing people for unpaid fines

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Associated Press

April 3, 2019

The City of Meridian Agrees to Stop Incarcerating Residents Unable to Pay Fines and Fees

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Mississippi Public Broadcasting

April 3, 2019

Illinois Dept. of Corrections Moves Trans Woman to Women’s Prison

Press Release
SPRINGFIELD, IL – After suffering repeated sexual and physical assaults inside Illinois men’s prisons, Janiah Monroe, a 29-year old transgender woman, has been transferred to a women’s prison. Her transfer marked the second time in recent months that a trans woman has won a transfer to a woman’s prison following the filing of a lawsuit...