Giving Prisoners Another Chance Through Affordable Housing

Posted on August 16th, 2017

The Chicago Housing Authority’s prisoner reentry pilot program, which allows some prisoners to live in CHA housing upon their release, was the recent subject of a thoughtful article in AtlanticMedia’s Citylab.  The author…

BPI Welcomes Newest Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellow

Posted on August 10th, 2017

BPI is pleased to welcome Madeleine Hamlin as our newest Polikoff-Gautreaux Fellow. Her policy work here will involve both our justice reform and housing initiatives. Maddy recently graduated from Syracuse University’s Maxwell…

Chicago Police Department and Oversight System in Urgent Need of Reform

Posted on February 13th, 2017

In the last nine months, two reports have been issued detailing far-reaching problems within the Chicago Police Department (CPD) and the police oversight system. In April, the Police Accountability Task Force, in which BPI…

Documentary Examines How Police Contract Language Hampers Accountability

Posted on December 9th, 2016

BPI Director of Justice Reform Adam Gross is featured in a documentary released this week by Al Jazeera English examining Chicago police accountability in the aftermath of the Laquan McDonald shooting. The…

Police Accountability Ordinance: Big Step Forward, but Hard Work Still Ahead

Posted on October 6th, 2016

Testifying at Chicago City Council Committee hearings this week, BPI’s Director of Justice Reform Adam Gross urged council members to support Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s ordinance, because it incorporates key reform recommendations made…

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