Organizations, activists and community members across Illinois have protested the controversial SB 1342 bill. The law, proposed by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, would impose mandatory minimum sentences in the state.
Advocates who oppose the bill argue that the bill unfairly targets minorities, funneling them into an already overpopulated prison system.
SB 1342 was expected to get a vote in the Illinois House during a special December session, but has been delayed. The Illinois State Legislature is expected to revisit the bill during the spring legislative session.
BYP 100’s Chicago Chapter is standing with Project Nia & Decarcerate Illinois Campaign to oppose the passage of SB 1342.
You can sign BYP 100’s petition here.