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Nation Inside

From the website: "Nation Inside is a platform that connects and supports people who are building a movement to systematically challenge mass incarceration in the United States." Nation Inside seeks to be a network for grassroots leaders across the country working on campaigns to end mass incarceration.

Nation Inside supports many different campaigns in a several states. To find a campaign in your area and get involved, visit: https://nationinside.org/campaigns/

Quaker Social Change ministry program

A program that supports Quaker meetings in working as companions with those most impacted in a deeply spiritual way.


One-Eighty is "a regional training and advocacy group serving the formerly incarcerated and the organizations that work with them." The website hosts a message board where individuals can ask or answer questions about their needs, or offer opportuniries for assistance. There is also a directory of organizations that provide resources, skills, or services to those being released or formerly incarcerated people.

One-Eighty is a project of 2015 JustLeadershipUSA Fellow Jason Cleaveland.

EMIT — End MAss Incarceration Together

EMIT — End MAss Incarceration Together is a statewide working group of the Unitarian Universalist Mass Action Network.

EMIT’s motto is Inform to Reform. Once people are informed about the injustice of our judicial and corrections systems, they will inform their state legislators to reform our state laws, through a series of bills over a number of years.

Maryland Alliance for Justice Reform

The Maryland Alliance for Justice Reform grew out of a 7-week discussion of Michelle Alexander's book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, in which Annapolis Friends Meeting and a largely African American Episcopal church read the book together. Friends invited others to join a lobbying coalition, beginning with an effort to establish a study group to gather information about Maryland's criminal justice system and make recommendations. This effort did not succeed, but in its second year MAJR brought forth several additional bills.

Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR)

The Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR) is an Atlanta-based public interest law firm. They represent people on death row in Georgia and Alabama, poor people accused of crimes, and others who are the most vulnerable within the criminal justice system. They also adovcate and lobby for reforms at the state level.

Atlanta Georgia
Georgians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (GFADP)

Georgians For Alternatives to the Death Penalty (GFADP) is the statewide coalition of organizations and individuals working to end the death penalty, build power in communities targeted by the criminal justice system, protect the rights and dignity of those on death row and their families and transform Georgia’s broken public safety system. They lobby the state legislature, support clemency hearings, and organize vigils.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gfadp/?ref=nf

Twitter: @GFADP

Atlanta Georgia
grassroots leadership

"Grassroots Leadership fights to end for-profit incarceration and reduce reliance on criminalization and detention through direct action, organizing, research, and public education." They do visitation, run programs, monitor facilities for human rights abuses, and hold benefits and vigils, in addition to other events and campaigns.

Austin Texas
Austin/Travis County Reentry Roundtable

The Austin/Travis County Reentry Roundtable is a collaboration between formerly incarcerated residents of Austin and other community members to stregthen programs and efforts related to helpfully and healthfully reintegrate former prisoners into the community. The Roundtable understands that this work takes the support and work of the whole community, and have created many resources and taskforces to that end.

Austin Texas
Prison Justice League

"The Prison Justice League (PJL) works to improve conditions in Texas prisons through litigation, advocacy, and by empowering [their] members. PJL was founded in 2013 to address conditions of confinement in Texas prisons, protect the civil rights of the incarcerated, and offer an opportunity for the voices of prisoners to be heard on the issues that affect them the most. [The] organization is a member-based organization made up of prisoners from state-run prisons across Texas."

Austin Texas