Hearing on Children with Incarcerated Parents.

A rally to dramatize the plight of children with incarcerated parents will take place this morning outside the James R. Thompson Center before hearings about the issue that have been convened by Rep. Greg Harris

I will be testifying about the investigation we did for last year’s September/October issue of The Chicago Reporter. 

I’ve written a couple of times about Craig Townsend, a father of two girls who I met last year at Vandalia Correctional Center and with whom I have maintained an active correspondence. 

The hearing, which were the result of conversations between Harris, members of the Civic Action Network and some of the leaders with whom they work, were originally slated to be held in 2007, and have been rescheduled twice this year due to elected officials being in Springfield for budget negotiations.

Today, it will happen.

I look forward to it. 

And Happy New Year to all those who celebrate it tonight!

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