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The Freedom of Information Center

CJP believes that the Freedom of Information Act is a vital tool for communities to learn about the actions of the criminal justice agencies working on their behalf. CJP ardently supports a robust Freedom of Information Act and is a frequent user of the rights afford Illinois residents under the legislation.

Data Sets Available for Download

In this section of our site you will find the data sets CJP has available for download. These data sets are frequently updated.

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How to Add or Upload Data to CJP’s Available Sets

CJP will allow other transparency advocates, journalists, and researchers to send us their data to be added to the data sets that are available for download.

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Relevant Documents of Interest

In this section you will be able to access documents we believe will be of interest to those that are interested in transparency in the criminal justice system in Chicago.

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Active FOIAs

Here you can taccess the current requests CJP has filed with criminal justice agencies in Chicago and Cook County under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act.

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Crime & Punishment Release! Apr 02, 2014

This site was created in partnership with the Smart Chicago Collaborative & FreeGeekChicago

Chicagoland Review – 10 points on Episode 2 & 3 Mar 27, 2014

CJP’s latest installment in our running review of “Chicagoland,” CNN’s ‘docudrama’ on our fair city.

Chicagoland Review – Part 1 Mar 12, 2014

The shocking degree to which facts and figures from City Hall go unchallenged in CNN’s Chicagoland reporting.

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