UPLC advocates for prisoners, tenants, and disabled people denied public benefits.
We assist clients in fighting illegal evictions, recovering security deposits, and working with tenants whose landlord has allowed the building to fall into disrepair.
We have multiple class action lawsuits currently filed against the state of Illinois for unconstitutional prison conditions.
We represent disabled adults seeking Social Security Disability Income benefits in Chicago.
In the News
Illinois Department of Corrections officials this week approved the transfer of a transgender inmate from an all-male prison to a women’s prison after she repeatedly claimed she’d been the victim of sexual harassment and abuse.
Incarcerated trans people can fight to create legal precedents that help the whole transgender community. Here are five who fought for important legal victories.
Illinois lawmakers are considering a bill that would force prisons and jails in Illinois to provide information about how people in their custody die. The Illinois Department of Corrections often doesn’t provide basic information to families or the public and keeps shoddy and incomplete records, according to documents turned over to WBEZ by prison administrators.
Lawyers for a transgender woman held at the Pontiac men's prison have filed a lawsuit asking that she be moved to a women's facility, and an end to alleged sexual assault and harassment she has experienced for a decade.