Direct Representation

We provide direct representation to people in the Illinois Department of Corrections by filing clemency petitions on their behalf.

Screening and Clearinghouse

We screen thousands of cases to identify people that are strong candidates for clemency. We match those people with lawyers, social workers, and other volunteers throughout the state, who file clemency petitions on their behalf. We provide models, templates, and support to our volunteers throughout the clemency process.


We provide education about our core issues, the clemency process, and the benefits of a smarter approach to criminal justice.