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Raúl Dorado

Raúl Dorado is a remarkable individual who has dedicated his life to advocating for justice reform. Despite being incarcerated and serving a Life Without Parole sentence, he has achieved an impressive academic record, earning a B.A. in Justice Policy Advocacy from Northeastern University (NEIU). Raúl's formal education has enabled him to inform policy aimed at repealing punitive sentencing laws, but it is lived experience that compels him to work towards dismantling the very system that devalued his life.

Raúl is also the co-founder and Communications Director of Parole Illinois, an organization that advocates for the implementation of a

parole system in Illinois. He co-wrote pending legislation to reimplement a parole system in Illinois: “Earned Re-Entry HB3373/SB 2129.” His work with Parole Illinois has been instrumental in bringing attention to the inhumane practices of human caging and death by incarceration.

Despite his struggles, Raúl remains committed to his work and continues to inspire others with his resilience and determination. Something you wouldn't know about Raúl by looking at him is that he has a heart arrhythmia, a condition that he manages with the same strength and courage that he brings to his advocacy work.

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