Former Mayoral candidate Dr. Willie Wilson is planning to post bond for 100 non-violent, jailed offenders offering them the opportunity to go home for Thanksgiving.
According to DNAinfo, Dr. Wilson is working with clergy members of the Chicago Baptist Institute on Chicago’s south side. Wilson will personally contribute $50,000 to the charitable endeavor, but is urging others to donate as well, as the project will cost approximately $100,000.
“We’re always talking about prison reform and we won’t go in our own pocket to help,” Wilson said.
Most of the non-violent offenders remain in jail, unable to post their inexpensive bonds. The organization is making efforts to identify those particular prisoners.
If you’d like to help with Wilson’s efforts, please visit the Chicago Baptist Institute’s website.