UU Prison Ministry Events
Event: HELP NEEDED:
A Mental Health Crisis in the Criminal Justice System
Saturday, March 16th
6:30 - 9:00 pm
Evanston Unitarian Church
1330 Ridge Ave, Evanston IL
PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX
Sunday, April 28
12:00 - 4:30 pm
Countryside Church Unitarian Universalist
1025 N Smith St. Palatine IL
Events you should know about:
Mayoral Forum: Prison and Social Justice Reform
February 16th @ 3 PM
Metropolitan Apostolic Community Church
4100 S. Martin Luther King Dr.
Organized by Ex-Cons for Community and Social Change
Chicago Community Bond Fund
Wednesday, February 27th, 8:30 AM DATE CHANGE
219 South Dearborn Street
We're going to back to court to support Thedford Garber Law in their lawsuit against Sheriff Tom Dart's inexcusable behavior in refusing to release people from jail that judges had ordered released while awaiting trial.
Join us in supporting this class action lawsuit and defending bail reform from Sheriff Dart's attacks!
Last year, CCBF worked with Thedford Garber law to support Taphia Williams. After we paid Ms. Williams' $5,000 bond, Sheriff Tom Dart refused to release her into electronic monitoring for more than three days, citing his disagreement with the judge's decision. In February 2018, Dart announced the implementation of unilateral reviews by his office for people whose bond conditions he found unsatisfactory in interviews with the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune. Under that practice, Sheriff’s Office employees detained individuals even after their bonds had been paid or they are otherwise eligible for release in order to conduct additional discretionary reviews of their current charges and background.
UU Advocacy Network of Illinois