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Wednesday, August 12, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pmFree
Members & guests–free. To RSVP, please scroll down. The day before the event, registered attendees will receive a confirmation email that will include the Zoom link to join the presentation.
Our prisons are filled with inmates who don’t belong there. A disproportionate fraction are minorities. Some are proven innocent by new DNA-matching techniques. Some are victims of the 1990s “tough on crime” movement and the outrageous sentences it required, which are now being repealed after producing ballooning costs and no safety benefits. Some were jailed for committing acts that are no longer crimes. Some are too old or infirm to pose a threat to society. But all need help to reverse these errors.
The Village Men’s Group invites members and guests for a presentation on helping inmates/victims of these discredited policies to win freedom where justified. The Illinois Prison Project (IPP) is the premier Chicago organization seeking to help unfairly incarcerated inmates win freedom. Jennifer Soble, the Executive Director of IPP, and one of her freed inmates will explain why these inmates are unfairly incarcerated and the efforts required to restore them to productive citizenship.
This event is presented by the Village Men’s Group, but it is open to all men, women, and guests of the Village.
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