Emergency meeting on the Illinois Torture Commission budget cuts
Posted on March 1, 2012
March 1 , 2012
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Center for Inner City Studies
700 E Oakwood Blvd
Standish Willis of Black People Against Torture has called an emergency meeting to address recent news that the Illinois legislature has cut the budget for the Illinois Torture Commission by85%. The meeting will also discuss the status of the report to the U.N. calling for reparations for the Burge torture victims.
From Stan: “The Commission has been working diligentlyto put a procedure in place so they can began to review the cases ofthe Jon Burge torture victims who are still in prison. The Torture Commission gives many of these victims their only remaining chance ofgetting out of prison. Although the Commissioners are unpaid, the Torture Act provided for a paid director and staff to do the administrative and investigative work of the Commission. It is critical that the funds be restored to the Commission so that it can continue the important work of, finally, getting Justice, so long delayed, to these victims of torture.”