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#EndSolitaryRI is a current grassroots legislative campaign in Rhode Island. It is focused around support of House Bill 7481. The bill "limits the time an inmate can spend in segregated confinement, prohibits the segregated confinement of certain vulnerable persons, and creates more humane and effective methods of instituting such confinement."

#EndSolitaryRI is a campaign supported by the Providence chapter of Black and Pink, Brown's Students Against the Prison-Industrial Complex, Young Democrats of Rhode Island, and other groups.

Providence Rhode Island
Citizens for Prison Reform

Citizens for Prison Reform is a Michigan-focused, family-run organization. They do letter writing campaigns, legislative education days, and are focused on "reforming Michigan's prisons, and offering support and necessary information to loved ones who have someone who is  incarcerated in the Michigan Department of Corrections."

The AFSC offices in Michigan are involved with this program.

Monthly meetings are held in Lansing, MI. See their website for more information.

Lansing Michigan
Citizens Against Recidivism, Inc.

"Citizens Against Recidivism, Inc. works to achieve the restoration of all the rights and attributes of citizenship among people in prison or jail and those who have been released in collaboration with other community and faith based organizations at each of the overlapping phases of the community integration process.

"This work includes advocacy on all levels, preventive efforts targeting at-risk youth and efforts to the strengthen individuals, families and personal relationships affected by experiences with the criminal justice system."

New York New York
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
Formerly Incarcerated Group Healing Together (FIGHT) WA

Formerly Incarcerated Group Healing Together (FIGHT) WA is a Seattle-based group focusing on assisting, advising, and counciling men and women of Asian Pacific Islander descent (API) who are currently incarcerated or who have been released. FIGHT focuses on reentry support and advocacy for incarcerated API people in Washington state.

Seattle Washington
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights (EBC)

Ella Baker Center for Human Rights (EBC) is an organization focused on building the power of black, brown, and poor communities. The unequal, racially biased system of mass incarceration within the US inhbits this power-building, and so the EBC is focused on advocacy and direct action. The Center grounds its work in Truth and Reinvestment processes. 

Oakland California
Council on Crime and Justice

The Council on Crime and Justice in a Minneapolis, MN-based criminal and social justice organization . From the website: "We seek a criminal justice system that is equitable and just, treats people with compassion and dignity, and allows for second chances, creating a safe and thriving community. We ground our work in direct advocacy, inform it with rigorous research and evaluation, power it with legal expertise, and implement it by bringing the community together."

Minnaepolis Minnesota
The Sentencing Project

"The Sentencing Project works for a fair and effective U.S. criminal justice system by promoting reforms in sentencing policy, addressing unjust racial disparities and practices, and advocating for alternatives to incarceration." Their work "includes the publication of groundbreaking research, aggressive media campaigns, and strategic advocacy for policy reform." This organization provides comprehensive, well-researched information about the prison-industrial complex and ways to end the system of mass incarceration.

Washington District Of Columbia
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
The Center for Returning Citizens (TCRC)

The Center for Returning Citizens (TCRC) is a Philadelphia organization founded by Quaker returned citizen J. Jondhi Harrell. "The Center for Returning Citizens (TCRC) assists returning citizens in the transition from incarceration to society by providing job training, housing assistance, counseling services, legal aid, and referrals. TCRC helps individuals, families and communities with the adverse impacts of incarceration."

Philadelphia Pennsylvania