J.B. Pritzker on Crime
Against death penalty; rectify wrongful convictions
My wife and I helped support the Center on Wrongful Convictions, which has become the national leader in rectifying wrongful convictions and did much of the work behind Illinois's moratorium on capital punishment.
[The Center on Wrongful Convictions is based at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, so named after School of Law alumnus J.B. Pritzker and his wife, M.K. Pritzker, made a $100 million gift.]
Source: 2018 Illinois gubernatorial campaign website JBPritzker.com
, Jul 17, 2017
Erase juvenile criminal records for adults
[Said Pritzker of juvenile criminal records,] "Even if you live a life that's free of any interaction with the law, you still have this mark sitting on your records--it can prevent you from getting employment, an apartment. It shouldn't be that way.
You shouldn't have to hire a lawyer to get it off your record when you made a mistake at 15, 16 or 17 years old or younger. It should automatically be taken it off."
Source: The Chicago Defender on 2018 Illinois gubernatorial race
, Apr 27, 2017
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