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IDOC Enables and Encourages Sexual Assaults and Harassment Targeting Trans Woman
New claims against the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) were filed on behalf of Strawberry Hampton, a prisoner currently held at Dixon prison. Among other things, the lawsuit seeks emergency…
Cash Bond Class Action That Led to Widespread Changes in Cook County Bond Court Dismissed on Legal Technicalities
A landmark class action lawsuit targeting Cook County’s unconstitutional cash bail practices, which spurred widespread reforms in pretrial detention, was dismissed by a Cook County judge due to…
Community-Driven Federal Class Action Lawsuit & Report Targets Chicago Police’s Inaccurate, Racially Discriminatory Gang Database
The Chicagoans for an End to the Gang Database, a coalition of individuals and community organizations, gathered in City Hall on Tuesday to announce a new federal class action against the City of…
Intellectually disabled man wrongfully convicted as a teen wins release after 20+ years in prison
Corey Williams, who was wrongfully convicted at age 16 by prosecutors who acted with no regard for truth or justice, will finally regain his freedom after more than 20 years in prison for a crime he…
Community Groups Finalize CPD Consent Decree Demands
The Campbell v. City of Chicago coalition of community-based organizations that are deeply-rooted in Chicago’s Black and Latinx communities, release the Chicago Community Consent Decree. The…
In a Major Step toward Federal Oversight of Police Reform, Community Groups Enter into Agreement with City of Chicago and Illinois Attorney General
In a major development in the fight for federal oversight of the Chicago Police Department (CPD), over a dozen community groups today reached an agreement with the City of Chicago and the Illinois…
Trans Woman Files Emergency Order to Stop Continuing Abuse by Prison Officials
Strawberry Hampton, a 27 year old transgender woman currently incarcerated at Lawrence Correctional Center in Illinois, has filed her third lawsuit in federal court seeking immediate action to…
DISTRICT COURT GRANTS PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION TO RELEASE DARRICK HALL FROM SOLITARY
VICTORY: After 24 years in solitary confinement, Darrick Hall finally has a chance at life in general population.
Wrongfully Convicted “Marquette Park Four” Sue City of Chicago, Chicago Police Officers
Four men, known collectively as the “Marquette Park Four,” who each spent more than 20 years in prison for crimes they did not commit, are suing the City of Chicago as well as the Chicago…
Man cleared in murder case goes free 19 years in prison, month in ICE detention
Chicago Sun-Times reports on release of our client, Gabriel Solache, from ICE detention where he had been held for over 40 days. He was detained by ICE immediately after a judge vacated the criminal…

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