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The Marshall Project

From the website: "The Marshall Project is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization that seeks to create and sustain a sense of national urgency about the U.S. criminal justice system. We achieve this through award-winning journalism, partnerships with other news outlets and public forums.

New York New York
Power Inside

Power Inside works for safety, dignity and justice for women in Baltimore, MD. They do advocacy and education work, and one of their programs (of six total) is focused on women who are returning after incarceration. 

From the website: "Jail and Prison Reentry and Aftercare: Women returning to the community from prison and jail face overwhelming barriers. Through our case management we work with women while in incarcerated to address their anticipated and realized needs and provide a continuum of care as they rebuild their lives after release."                   

Baltimore Maryland
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
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
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
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
AFSC Michigan Criminal Justice Program

The Michigan Criminal Justice Program is a program of the American Friends Service Committee in their Michican program office. They focus on providing education and materials about support groups, legal assistance, and other programs.

The Michigan Criminal Justice Program also includes the Good Neighbor Project, which is a "co-mentorship program designed to match up free-world individuals with Michigan prisoners who are serving Life or Long Indeterminate sentences." 

Ypsilanti Michigan
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
Private Prison Divestment Campaign

This is the national campaign to support divestment from private prisons. Since 2011, this has been the primary campaign of Enlace, an international, multiracial alliance that does "capacity building trainings and engages in strategic campaigning for the self-determination of the working people."

Portland Oregon
Black and Pink

Black and Pink is a prison abolition organization specifically focused on the support of LGBTQ individuals currently incarcerated. They are "outraged by the specific violence of the prison industrial complex against LGBTQ people, and respond through advocacy, education, direct service, and organizing."

There is camapign, visitation, and direct advocacy through some chapters of Black and Pink. Outside of the chapters, Black and Pink's biggest program the maintence of a pen pal program being LGBTQ prisonsers and their "free world" allies.

Dorchester Massachusetts