Free Them All Press Room

On May 16th, the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression is officially launching a mass Campaign to Free Incarcerated Survivors of Police Torture (CFIST). 

The campaign’s central demand is that Governor Pritzker use his executive privilege of pardon to IMMEDIATELY release ALL those who have been tortured and whose cases have been deemed credible by the Governor-appointed Illinois Torture Inquiry and Relief Commission. With COVID-19 rapidly spreading throughout the state’s prisons, that demand has only become more urgent.

The May 16th Free Them All Forum will feature a panel of speakers discussing the campaign and how participants can get involved. In addition, a new film, titled Free Them All, will be premiered that explores the stories of torture survivors.

Catch the Free Them All trailer here:

Governor Pritzker and Lt. Governor Stratton have been invited to attend or send representatives, as well as all our State Legislators.

Join us next Saturday May 16th at 3 PM for the livestream here:  


Speakers Include:


To arrange press interviews, contact 312-714-8530 or 773-366-5803


Some background:


Click here to learn why police torture survivor Gerald Reed -- whose conviction was overturned based on confirmed evidence of his torture at the hands of the CPD -- is trapped in Stateville prison and awaiting justice


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