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Stories matter.

Restore Justice recognizes the power of individual experiences in shaping opinions and driving change. That’s why we are dedicated to sharing the stories of people who have been impacted by the unjust laws in Illinois that we work to dismantle. We believe sharing these stories can build understanding, empathy, and support for our work and create a world in which everyone is treated with fairness and dignity.

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Nelson Morris Reads a Letter to His Younger Self

“This year, I learned that telling my story is a powerful tool; it changed votes and helped us abolish juvenile life without parole. But, there is more work to be done, and I need your help.”

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Maurice Hughes Reads a Letter to His Younger Self

Stories: Convicted Through Accountability and Felony Murder