By Julie Anderson
Is this shirt ok? How long is the visit? What will we talk about? These were just a few of our questions as we prepared for a visit to Menard Correctional Center.
No one in our group, board members of Restore Justice Illinois, had ever visited a prison, certainly not a maximum-security prison, and everyone was nervous and apprehensive.
Restore Justice Illinois is working to change the laws that permit life without parole and other long sentences for young people convicted of crimes.
Precious Blood Ministry organized the trip so that the board could meet the people they are fighting for.