The activist campaign to shut down "Homan Square" continued Thursday afternoon with a protest of approximately 40 people outside the Chicago police facility, which allegedly functions as an "off-the-books" detention and interrogation center. Progress Illinois was there for the protest.

The activist campaign to shut down "Homan Square" continued Thursday afternoon with a protest of approximately 40 people outside the Chicago police facility, which allegedly functions as an "off-the-books" detention and interrogation center.

Now that the ballots have been counted and the citizens of the commonwealth have spoken, we need Gov.-elect McAuliffe and our elected officials to focus on revamping our criminal justice system. Moving forward, efforts must be made to make the system more effective, less costly, and fairer — restoring faith in the system so that it can work for all Virginians.
Following the success of their initial series last summer, a coalition of civil rights groups is partnering again for a 10-city tour of Virginia to raise awareness around justice issues that affect people with criminal records, and to provide direct services. Called the Mobile Justice Tour, the event re-launches on Saturday, December 14, with a focus on three key issues: civil rights restoration for citizens with felony convictions, removing questions about an applicant’s criminal background from initial employment forms, and sentencing reform to end mass incarceration in Virginia.