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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.

Critical Resistance

Critical Resistance is a national prison abolition organization. They seek "to end Prison Industrial Complex by challenging the belief that caging and controlling people makes us safe." Critical Resistance publishes a quarterly bilingual journal, The Abolitionist, "which is written mostly by prisoners, former prisoners, and community advocates." The Abolitionist can be found at https://abolitionistpaper.wordpress.com/

Inglewood, Oakland, New York, Portland
Central Arkansas ReEntry (CARE) Coalition

"Central Arkansas ReEntry Coalition is a group of concerned agencies and citizens which began working working collaboratively in 2009 to assist citizens returning from incarceration to Lonoke and Pulaski Counties as they reenter society and reconnect with family while starting over in order to lead productive lives ... The Coalition’s Strategic Plan calls for changing prejudice and fear by helping society see returning citizens as humans with dignity, feelings, and rights as a major goal for the coalition.

Little Rock Arkansas
Restoration Project, Florence

From the website: "Restoration Project, Florence is a growing network of people both in and outside of immigration detention centers in Florence and Eloy, Arizona.

"We grew out of the work of the Restoration Project, Tucson. We work in partnership with the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project to offer friendship and community support to some of their clients.   

Tucson Arizona
Mariposas Sin Fronteras

"Mariposas Sin Fronteras is a Tucson, AZ based group that seeks to end the systemic violence and abuse of LGBTQ people held in prison and immigration detention." They do bond fundraising, direct visitation, and statewide advocacy work.

Their leadership "consists largely of LGBTQ immigrants, many of whom have been detained. We actively organize towards a society based on the principles of equality, justice, respect, and liberation for all."

Tucson Arizona
Albert Cobarrubias Justice Project (ACJP)

"The Albert Cobarrubias Justice Project (ACJP) — comprised of a network of families, organizers, and advocates — is a community organizing model aimed at equipping impacted communities with the tools and information needed to meaningfully impact their local criminal justice system.

San Jose California
Insight Prison Project

"A pioneer in the field of Restorative Justice, IPP offers transformational programs for prisoners and parolees, which are supported by crime victims and community volunteers. IPP currently conducts 25 weekly classes at San Quentin State Prison, involving some 300 prisoners, as well classes in 15 other prisons in California, Massachusetts, and Colorado. 

San Rafael California
Community Works

Community Works is a restorative justice arts organization. They seek to use bring together the community through art to "heal from the impact of incarceration and the behaviors leading up to it "create social and institutional change to better meet the needs of incarcerated individuals, their children and their families." They have a variety of programs both in prisons and jails and in the community for individuals and families experiencing incarceration or re-entering.

Oakland California
Justice Now

From the website: "Our mission is to end violence against women and stop their imprisonment. We believe that prisons and policing are not making our communities safe and whole but that, in fact, the current system severely damages the people it imprisons and the communities most affected by it. We promote alternatives to policing and prisons and challenge the prison industrial complex in all its forms.

We fulfill our mission by:

Providing legal services and supporting prisoner organizing efforts that promote health and justice;

Oakland California