Legislative Impact Stories
Our work has lead to real change for prisoners and their families.
HB94 was signed into law by Governor Pritzker in August of 2019 and is a significant step forward in our effort to reform Illinois’ counterproductive and inhumane overreliance on incarceration.
In 2019, JHA successfully led the effort to abolish the $5 medical co-pay that incarcerated people in Illinois must pay to see a doctor.
JHA led the legislative effort to pass a new law which requires the Illinois Department of Corrections to collect and publicly report critical data about incidents of violence within its facilities.