Support: Prison Response Organizer

The Prison Response Organizer answers emails and calls from individuals concerned with and/or affected by criminal justice policy and practices. Whether it is to report an issue or seek clarification regarding laws and procedures, anyone may contact JHA by telephone (312.291.9237) between 10 am and 4 pm, Monday through Friday, or by email ( anytime.

Inmates may contact JHA by mail. An envelope marked “privileged mail” will allow the inmate to communicate with JHA confidentially. In most cases, an individual in custody should attempt to resolve issues within IDOC by following the procedure outlined in the orientation manual he or she received upon arrival at their home facility.

The Corrections Briefing page may answer some questions regarding basic terms used in the corrections field and IDOC procedures.

Our mailing address is:

    John Howard Association
    P.O. Box 10042
    Chicago, IL 60610-0042