In this episode of Reimagining Law, we talk to Alan Mills, Executive Director of the Uptown People’s Law Center, about the state of prisoner medical care in Illinois, how conditions have changed since COVID-19, and how prisoner health impacts public health.

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Alan Mills

Alan Mills has been a part of Uptown People’s Law Center (UPLC) since 1979 when he began volunteering there. Alan first served as a staff attorney at UPLC and became Legal Director in 1992. Alan was then appointed UPLC’s Executive Director in 2014. Under his leadership, UPLC has developed the largest docket in the state of Illinois of civil rights cases filed on behalf of Illinois prisoners.

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About Reimagining Law

The Reimagining Law video series explores how legal and judicial professionals are adapting the delivery of services to meet the unique needs of today’s consumers. The first episodes will focus on the ways that attorneys and judges are continuing to deliver justice amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Reimagining Law is produced by the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism. This episode was recorded on April 29, 2020.

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