Illinois - FAMM


FAMM began working in Illinois in 2021 supporting legislation to advance our national Second Chances Agenda. In the 2021 legislature, supported successful legislation to create a compassionate release mechanism and advocated legislation to create a Second Look mechanism that would apply to everyone incarcerated in Illinois prisons who had served at least 20 years.

In 2022, we will continue to educate lawmakers and the public on the failures of Illinois excessive sentencing and the need for Second Chances legislation.

Read our fact sheet on Second Look in Illinois.

Read our report about the need for second chances in Illinois.

2021 Legislative Work