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Some think the label of “felon” stigmatizes ex-criminals

By Christin Watkins

October 18, 2015

Former governor George Ryan — who was convicted of fraud and racketeering charges in 2006 — recently called for legislation to end labeling people as “felons” once they serve their prison sentence. SORebecca Ginsburg, director of the Education Justice Project, supports informing peopl...

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...