Prison Reform and Community Reform
Prison Reform and Community Reform
Why this petition matters
Poetic Opinionz/LMYF Organization is holding our second Peaceful Omnipotent Assembly at: the Thompson Center. Address 100 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601, On July 23, 2022 at 2:00pm.
The founder of Poetic Opinionz/LMYF Organization (Henry Broom Field, Illinois Department of Correct ID #K92261) filed a lawsuit against the Governor J. B. Pritzker for not making the youthful offender bill that was passed in 2019 for all offenders under 21 to be eligible for parole after 10 & 20 years.
The bill only applied to people after June of 2019 and not to individuals like Henry Broomfield, who was 17 years old on the date of the offense 23 years ago. He also has amended the lawsuit to add, how people like himself who are working and participating in programs can’t earn good time.
Meanwhile, there are people with the same case at 50% that get credit for working and participating in the program. These are a violation of their right to equal protection. So, if you have a loved one who is in the same shoes, we are walking to bring awareness to this cause as we urge the Governor to settle this lawsuit. If he settles these two classes of people will now be afforded the same opportunity as the others!
Wazir said, "Every year, I read all the bills and they skip over me, that takes hope away while my loved ones are steady dying, I’m tired and if you feel the same way, support this cause."! Lawsuit information: Broomfield vs Pritzker Case # 3:21CV-01579-SMY Contact Information for Henry Broomfield known as Wazir: Illinois Department of Correction ID # K92261
Contact Information: Organizational Leader: Ieasha
Facebook group: Poetic Opinionz Community
Hope Bill for Change:
To authorize the establishment of the H.O.P.E Program engineered towards aiding offenders in the society in the state of Illinois
"Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled”.
Short Title 1. This Act may be cited as the H.O.P.E Act of 2022 or the Helping Other People Evolve Act of 2022.
Interpretation 2 (1) The following definitions apply in this Act
“(H.O.P.E)” for the purposes of this Act, it shall mean helping other people evolve.
Cognitive Behavioral Modification (C.B.M) is an intervention used in counseling that focuses on identifying dysfunctional self-talk in order to change unwanted behaviors.
“Rehabilitation” means the action of restoring someone to a healthy or normal life through training and therapy after imprisonment, addiction, or illness.
“Psychiatric evaluation” means a diagnostic tool employed by a psychiatrist to diagnose problems with memory, thought processes, and behaviors.
The definitions provided under this section shall apply for the purposes provided under Sec.2 (2) of this Act.
PURPOSE OF THE ACT
2. (2) It is the purpose of this Act as an initiative of the H.O.P.E program to -
(1) introduce a platform for victims to meet offenders as an initiative to heal and recover.
(2) provide guilty sexual offenders with an opportunity to take cognitive behavioral modification through classes.
(3) support local communities in the state of Illinois in rehabilitating inmates charged with sexual offenses.
(4) advocate for the characterization of inmates with the age bracket of 18-25 by county prisons for educational purposes.
(5) provide therapy sessions for offenders as a strategy to enhance successful re-entry of the offender into society.
3. (1) The government through prisons provides rehabilitative classes for inmates charged with sexual offenses.
(2) For the purposes of subsection 1, offenders found guilty of any sexual crime shall be required to take cognitive behavioral modification programs/classes with the intent to correct the sexual inappropriate behavior and not let it go untreated.
(3) Unless otherwise requires, the expressions and words used in this section shall be related to those in the re-entry of offenders programs.
4. (1) A provision for separation of inmates with the age bracket of 18-25 by the county prisons be commissioned.
(2) The separation shall be for effectively educating the inmates with the intent to yield productive habits from them.
(3) To give effect to the provision of section 4 subsection 2, an individual psychiatric evaluation and therapy sessions be availed, offenders.
(4) A qualified specialist shall conduct the therapy sessions provided for in the foregoing sub-section for the purposes of this Act.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONAL SERVICES ON INMATES.
5. (1) No correctional officer shall deny any offender charged with sexual offenses crimes services of any kind.
(2) The correctional service departments shall provide educational programs and classes to inmates. Such pieces of training shall be conducted separately to persons of the same age within the bracket of (18-25) years.
(3) Correctional service departments shall ensure that offenders are restored to useful citizens.
(4) Correctional service departments facilitate requirements provided for under Subparagraph (B) of section 4042(a)(6) of Title 18, United States Code on unconditional issuing back of offenders’ documents during release.
(5) Correctional officers shall aid in re-entry processes by eradicating procedural technicalities.
(6) Provisions of the Second Chance Act of 2007 be adhered to while dealing with the released offender.
6. (1) Dr. James Garbarino, a former psychologist at Loyola University, 2005-2020. He has testified in 125 resentencing juvenile murder cases. He has quoted statistics "that people who have done over 20 years have a recidivism rate close to 0%." Their minds had 10 years to develop and ten years to use towards rehabilitation, so this is why we are asking for the youthful offender bill to be retroactive,
7. (1) We are asking that 85% and !00% cases be able to exercise their right to rehabilitation by participating in a program that will earn them time off their sentence.
8. (1)Sexual assault victims will be provided therapist services once report for free. Victims will be able to be productive members of society and not hurt members of society
COMING INTO FORCE CLAUSE
9. (1) The provisions of this Act come into force on a day or days to be fixed by the order of the Senate. The bill shall be effective therein and onwards.