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Prisoner Pen Pal program builds relationships with inmates

Prisoner Pen Pal program builds relationships with inmates

By Alexander Vassiliadis

November 10, 2014

Oftentimes, people write letters to their loved ones, the elderly or even to their idols. But volunteers in the Community Justice program, a part of Volunteer Illini Projects, write letters to prison inmates that have been incarcerated for crimes ranging from armed robbery to murder. Since January, ...

Prison Justice Project joins YMCA, holds first meeting

Students and community members gather for the April forum on Mental Health Disparities in the Criminal Justice System, led by Dr. Matt Epperson from the University of Chicago, on Thursday in the School of Social Work.

By Stephanie Kim

April 16, 2014

After its recent induction into the YMCA, Prison Justice Project, a registered student organization, had its first general meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the Murphy Lounge at the University YMCA. Amanda Hwu, president of Prison Justice Project and junior in Social Work, gave an overview of recent ev...