Illinois Humanities is pleased to share the March 24, 2020 edition of the Envisioning Justice Digest.  For those unfamiliar, the Envisioning Justice Digest is a collection of news articles and resources discussing justice reform efforts, law and legislation, and various issues that fold into this multipronged system of mass incarceration.

We are sharing this digest on our site because we would like to acknowledge this period of uncertainty and the unfortunate challenges facing our nation, state, and communities as we attempt to collectively respond to the outbreak of COVID-19. We recognize the impact this is having on our day to day lives and we are especially sensitive to what this moment means for the currently incarcerated, working-class families, and our friends and partners in the arts and cultural community.

The number of efforts arising to support the very communities, in which Illinois Humanities is the most engaged, is incredibly inspiring and we want to make sure that we do our best to amplify these efforts on all of our platforms. While this digest is by no means comprehensive, it includes many emergency COVID-19 response resources,  context on how this pandemic affects the currently incarcerated, and examples of how communities are responding on hyperlocal levels to support one another.

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