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Justice 360

"Justice 360 is a South Carolina non-profit organization working to reform policies and practices in capital proceedings." The organization focuses on direct representation of capital inmates at all levels, provide resources to other attorneys handling death penalty cases, advocate for criminal justice reform, and do public education work to educate the public about South Carolina's death penalty. 

Columbia South Carolina
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

"WISDOM is a grassroots organization, comprised mostly of religious congregations of many denominations, which works to have a common voice on issues of social justice in Wisconsin.  In all, WISDOM includes participation from about 160 congregations, of 19 different religious traditions." WISDOM does not work exclusively to end mass incarceration, but it is the leading focus of the work.

Milwaukee Wisconsin
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
Youth Justice Coalition (YJC)

"The Youth Justice Coalition (YJC) is working to build a youth, family, and formerly and currently incarcerated people’s movement to challenge America’s addiction to incarceration and race, gender and class discrimination in Los Angeles County’s, California’s and the nation’s juvenile and criminal injustice systems.  The YJC’s goal is to dismantle policies and institutions that have ensured the massive lock-up of people of color, widespread law enforcement violence and corruption, consistent violation of youth and communities’ Constitutional and human rights, the construction of a vicious s

Inglewood California
And Still We Rise

And Still We Rise Productions is a collaborative theatre project dedicated to healing, public awareness, and social change through empowering the voices of formerly incarcerated people and their loved ones.

Jamaica Plain Massachusetts
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
PA Network Against Torture, PANAT


The Pennsylvania Network Against Torture is a statewide group of faith leaders concerned about the ongoing use of solitary confinement in our state prisons. Solitary or isolated confinement refers to being in 22-24 hour lock down, in a cell alone or with another person, for months, years, even decades. The coalition came together after a state wide conference on torture held in Harrisburg in 2008 at which we addressed not only the use of US sponsored torture in places like Abu Ghraib but torture in our prisons in the form of long term solitary confinement.

Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Art for Justice

Art for Justice supports and exhibits prisoner art to bring public awareness and promote public dialogue about critical issues and systemic flaws in the criminal justice system. Art for Justice is a grassroots, 501c3, co-founded by Charles Z. Lawson, a Lifer at Graterford SCI. PA, and Ann Marie Kirk, a teacher, social worker and social justice advocate (Recipient of the Leeway Foundation's Transformation Award, 2008).

Green Lane Pennsylvania
Vincentian Reentry Organizing Project

The Vincentian Reentry Organizing Project is a partnership between the Catholic Campaign for Human Development and the National Society of St. Vincent de Paul. We are challenging poverty in America, by drawing on Catholic Social Teaching and the Gospel message of Love and Justice.

Worcester Massachusetts