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Community Members Gather to Support Lawsuit Demanding Return of Prison Debate Program

IDOC officials disliked prisoner contact with state legislators; canceled program
CHICAGO—(ENEWSPF)—August 27, 2018
Contact: Megan Groves
Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) officials ended Stateville prison’s debate program because officials did not like the prisoners being in close contact with, and thus having an influence on, state legislators. On Tuesday, August 28, lawyers with Uptown People’s Law Center will file a lawsuit on behalf of Katrina Burlet, who headed this successful program, to get the program reinstated.

There will also be a rally to support Stateville debate program’s resinstatement on . . .

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