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Illinois Prison Project

Chicago, IL, United States

The Illinois Prison Project advocates for people who are needlessly incarcerated in Illinois’ prisons. They provide direct representation to incarcerated people, provide litigation support to attorneys across the state and to incarcerated people and their families who are self-advocating, engages in systemic advocacy to change laws and policies around incarceration, and educates community members, lawmakers, and journalists about the harms of excessive sentencing and mass incarceration.

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Grant history

Year awarded: 2023
Period: 2 years
Amount awarded: $200,000
Purpose: General Operating Support

Year awarded: 2020
Period: 2 years
Amount awarded: $100,500
Purpose: General Operating Support