Prison Monitoring Project

The John Howard Association's Prison Monitoring Project conducts regular monitoring visits to Illinois correctional facilities.  To read more about our methodology, please click here. To learn more about our prison survey project, please click here.

Most tours include four to six trained volunteers led by JHA staff. Observations from these visits inform  adult facility reports, juvenile facility reports and special reports prepared by JHA, which focus on such critical matters as education, medical and mental health care, disciplinary procedures for youth and inmates, and the physical condition of facilities. JHA reports are circulated to adult correctional and juvenile justice officials, legislators, other individuals in positions of authority and the public at large.​