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Tewkunzi Green


Tewkunzi Green is a community leader and activist. Through her personal outreach work, Green helps families of incarcerated individuals navigate the prison system and the process of release, providing crucial support and knowledge to vulnerable individuals. A former client of the Illinois Prison Project, Green received a sentence commutation from Governor J.B. Pritzker, leading to her release in November of 2020. During her 12 years in prison, Green worked in the visiting room where she used her interpersonal skills to navigate complex emotional visitations. Green focuses on educating and advocating for families of incarcerated individuals.