"You have people working against mass incarceration right here. CU Citizens for Peace and Justice is doing the work and they need your help, volunteers, and money." - Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow
No More Jails in Champaign County!
Join us on Thursday, May 2nd at 6 p.m. at the Brookens Admin Building, 1776 E. Washington, Urbana for a public meeting with Dr. Kalmanoff and the County Board! Details below.
Dr. Kalmanoff is the Director of the Institute for Law and Policy Planning (ILPP), the firm hired by Champaign County to conduct a needs assessment regarding the county jail and related criminal justice issues. Dr. Kalmanoff has been interviewing people and gathering data for his assessment since November. You can read about the public hearing held with Dr. Kalmanoff here and watch the full video here.
Dr. Kalmanoff will present his draft report of the ILPP on the jail/criminal justice system to the County Board on April 30 at 6 p.m. at Brookens Administration Building, 1776 E. Washington St, Urbana.
On Thursday, May 2 also at 6 p.m., Dr. Kalmanoff will hold a public meeting to discuss the report. This will also be at Brookens Administration Building, 1776 E. Washington St, Urbana. Members of the public will be able to question him directly without the usual restrictions of board meetings. We encourage everyone who is interested in the issue of the jail and funding alternatives to incarceration to attend this meeting and make your voice be heard. Let this be the first time ever the newly renovated board room has been filled to capacity!!
To learn more about the No More Jails in Champaign County! campaign, click here.