Illinois Clemency Project
Welcome to the Illinois Clemency Project

The Illinois Clemency Project: Fighting for Social Justice for Battered Women

The Illinois Clemency Project is dedicated to securing clemency for battered women imprisoned for injuring or killing their abusive spouses.

Margaret Byrne, the Project’s Director, founded the group in the early 1990’s. Since its conception, attorneys, law professors, law students and other sympathetic parties have fought to achieve clemency for dozens of battered women in the Illinois prison system.

Please email us if you are interested in learning more about the project or if you would like to help.


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