DID YOU KNOW ?
49,106 = The number of people incarcerated within Illinois Department of Corrections facilities in 2013.
$ 38,268.00 = The cost to maintain each IDOC inmate in 2013.
$ 1,880,072,316.00 = The cost to fund all 25 IDOC facilities in 2013.
12,880,580 = The population census of the State of Illinois in 2013.
$ 146.00 = Actual cost to every man, woman and child in Illinois for 2013.
6,110,590 = Taxpayers residing in the State of Illinois based on IRS data.
$ 307.00 = Your personal out of pocket expense as a taxpayer for 2013.
JOIN CURE TO HELP REFORM OUR CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM!
By confronting the prosecutorial misconduct within our criminal justice system, that has created a wrongful conviction rate of 8-12 % in Illinois, based on recent Department of Justice data.
By relocating the mentally ill people who were “dumped” into the prison population, without proper medication or treatment, as a bureaucratic budget alternative to maintaining Illinois state mental health facilities.
By insisting that an inmate’s civil and human rights, as guaranteed by our Federal and State Constitutions, are an Illinois Department of Corrections priority, not an afterthought.
CBS 60 Minutes – Jails are the new Asylums
“Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, during an interview on 60 Minutes, warned about the dangers of sending mentally ill people to jail. Dart callls jails and prisons “the new insane asylums” and says the criminal justice system is not equipped to address issues of mental illness “