The Prairie State Promise Establishes
a Better Justice System and a Safer Tomorrow
Keep Our Neighborhoods
Safe and Secure
Give Second Chances
If the crime is no longer a crime, then the criminal is no longer a criminal. The Prairie State Promise urges the expungement of convictions for former infractions no longer considered illegal.
Individuals with a criminal record who have paid their debt to society should be able to work legally in the field of their choice. The Prairie State Promise recommends eliminating these barriers through occupational licensing reforms.
Reduce Sentencing for the Non-Violent
Low-level, non-violent offenders shouldn’t spend a lifetime in prison. The Prairie State Promise encourages legislators to reduce the use of prison for low-level, non-violent offenses and encourage rehabilitation over incarceration.