Support Families Visiting Their Incarcerated Loved Ones
Families drive hundreds of miles and spend hundreds of dollars to visit incarcerated loved ones, and the Illinois Department of Corrections needs to help ensure these visits are successful. Visits are key to good behavior, rehabilitation, re-entry, and family stability.
But, family members visiting incarcerated loved ones have little to no redress when they are denied access or treated unfairly. Individuals in visiting rooms must rely on staff at a particular facility to address conflicts or concerns. These same staff members may be directly involved in the issue.
SB2311 passed the Senate unanimously and is now in the House. This measure would create a statewide point of contact for IDOC. This point of contact would be tasked with receiving complaints, suggestions, and requests from visitors. READ MORE ABOUT SB2311. Please ask your state representative to support this important measure!