Annual Trip to Menard Prison

On May 5th,  Communities & Relatives of Illinois Incarcerated Children (CRIIC), out of Precious Blood left for a trip to Menard Prison 365 miles away.  This is the 4th annual trip – and allows family members to visit their loved ones.  The families stayed at the Retreat Center with the Adorers of the Precious Blood (ASC) in Ruma (20 miles from the prison) and visited Menard on May 6th & 7th. Without the Sisters sponsoring the trip and the bus sponsored by Bluhm legal clinic most of these families would not be able to visit.  One of the visitors stated she hadn’t been able to visit her Uncle in over 9 years!

CRIIC is made up of family members who have a loved one sentenced to Life in Prison for crimes they were convicted of before their 18th Birthday. 30 family members were able to visit 17 inmates, all of the Moms said they couldn’t have wished for a better Mothers Day Gift.

 

 

Julie Anderson
CRIIC
Communities and Relatives of Illinois Incarcerated Children