Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform

Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform

Final Report: Parts I & II (December 2016) In February 2015, Governor Bruce Rauner created the Illinois State Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform. As the Commission began its work, Illinois prisons were operating at 150% of design capacity, ...
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OBK Returning Citizens HOME & Criminal Justice Ministry - December Progress Report

OBK Returning Citizens HOME & Criminal Justice Ministry – December Progress Report

Our Brothers’ Keepers of Southern Illinois received the full approval of the ESL Planning Commission on October 26, 2016 to build and operate a supervised housing program for adult males released from prison and on parole. The approval plan included ...
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Pope Francis holds a special Mass for prisoners: "We can all make mistakes"

Pope Francis holds a special Mass for prisoners: “We can all make mistakes”

Pope Francis held a special Jubilee Mass for prisoners in St. Peter’s Basilica on November 6, telling them that all people “have made mistakes,” urging them to never give up hope in God’s mercy. Pope Francis told them that, “today ...
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OBK Prison Ministry and Criminal Justice - November Progress Report

OBK Prison Ministry and Criminal Justice – November Progress Report

East St. Louis Planning Commission (October 19, 2016)  Introductory Remarks by Fr. Reuter East St. Louis Planning Commission (October 26, 2016) Closing Remarks by Hon. Milton Wharton Concluding the Year of Mercy (November 6, 2016) Remarks by Fr. Reuter National ...
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OBK Returning Citizens HOME - October Progress Report

OBK Returning Citizens HOME – October Progress Report

OBK met with the City of East St. Louis Planning Commission on October 19 and October 26 for a complete review of the project to establish a returning citizen’s home in the ESL community. The Board of Directors made the ...
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