Filed - October 23, 2013

Morales v. Monreal

In 2013, the MacArthur Justice Center and the Uptown People’s Law Center filed a class action lawsuit against the Illinois Department of Corrections and the Illinois Prisoner Review Board targeting the state’s parole revocation process for adults. Adults accused of violating parole were languishing in prison for months without counsel or fair hearings. They were found to be in violation of the conditions of their parole without the State presenting any real evidence against them. After years of litigation, a settlement was reached in October 2016 that required Illinois to provide state-funded attorneys and adequate hearings to eligible parolees accused of violating parole. MacArthur, Uptown and an Independent Monitor are currently monitoring the State’s compliance with that agreement.