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Mayor Emanuel on Expunging Juvenile Criminal Records

by Mary C. Piemonte

Raw footage of Mayor Rahm Emanuel talking about expunging juvenile criminal records, so they can qualify for jobs, during “A Symposium on Comprehensive Criminal Justice Reform” in Illinois at the Union League Club of Chicago on March 31, 2014.

©2014 Chicagodrugwar.info

Illinois Senator on Expungement of U.S. Troops Criminal Records

by Mary C. Piemonte

Illinois State Sen. Patricia Van Pelt (5th) talking about the new CHA pilot program allowing felons to live in public housing, and about a state bill expunging criminal records of American troops, during “A Symposium on Comprehensive Criminal Justice Reform” in Illinois at the Union League Club of Chicago on March 31, 2014.

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A Discussion on Fairness in the Illinois Criminal Justice System

by Mary C. Piemonte

Video of officials from the John Howard Association, the Sentencing Policy Advisory Council, the Civic Federation and the Illinois Department of Corrections talking about using crime penalties more “effectively and fairly” in sentencing policies, prison and jail programming, population management and treatment for inmates and ex-offenders, during “A Symposium on Comprehensive Criminal Justice Reform” at the Union League of Chicago on March 31, 2014.

©2014 Chicagodrugwar.info

U.S. Attorney Report on Chicago Crime

by Mary C. Piemonte

U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon,  (Northern District of Illinois), talking about past and present Chicago crime statistics during the “Rethinking the War on Drugs” symposium at Northwestern Law School on Feb. 21, 2014.

Report on Cook County Jail

by Mary C. Piemonte

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle talking about the effect the War on Drugs policies has had on the county criminal justice system during the “Rethinking the War on Drugs” symposium at Northwestern Law School on Feb. 20, 2014.

More raw footage of Preckwinkle talking about the “unfair and inequitable” American criminal justice system practices, during a talk with actress Anna Deavere Smith on ” Grace and Politics” at Logan Center for the Arts on Jan. 13, 2014 here.