By Freddie Wilson:
Today we met with the John Howard association. They are an organization that advocates for prison reform. They are a small group, only six employees. They continued a conversation we have had with the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery and Homeboy Industries when we were in Los Angeles. They monitor the prisons in Illinois and help work on how to better serve the long term needs of the state with regards to inmates once they are out of prison and the conditions they face while in prison.