Mission

The Illinois Deaths in Custody Project (IDCP) seeks to document, archive, highlight, and mourn those who have lost their lives while in custody. This site was created and is maintained by a collective of artists, educators and activists in Illinois. All eulogies and reports contributed are published after a review for accuracy.

We strive for transparency and to help inform the public about information to which they are legally entitled through informative discussion and practice.

Our Methods

Our 2010 – 2017 data is gathered primarily from FOIA requests. All spelling inconsistencies for causes and institutions have been preserved. The database is user searchable and sortable.