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There will be a legislative hearing on House Joint Resolution 27 on Wednesday May 5 2021 at 4pm. This resolution includes the following language:

RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE HUNDRED SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, THE SENATE CONCURRING HEREIN, that there is created the Illinois Higher Education in Prison Task Force whose purpose is the following:

  • To obtain and analyze existing data on HEP in Illinois; 
  • To identify data points that IDOC should collect to allow for meaningful, statewide evaluation of HEP;
  • To assess barriers and opportunities to HEP in Illinois, including barriers and opportunities to continuing higher education upon release from IDOC.

To read the entire bill, please visit the Illinois legislative website.

If you wish to express your support of this resolution, you can complete a witness slip.