Elesha Nightingale


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Access Living’s Disability And Incarceration Initiative

In 2018, the MacArthur Foundation Safety and Justice Challenge awarded Access Living a one-year planning grant to research, analyze, and report on how to reduce the incarceration of people with disabilities from a cross-disability standpoint, with an initial focus on those involved with the Cook County criminal justice system. Our goal is to learn from, support, and amplify existing work. Because the people with disabilities most likely to be incarcerated are from marginalized groups—including but not limited to people of color, people who are LGBTQQIA, immigrants, and others—an intersectional approach and analysis is at the core of our work.