Conditions of Confinement and Support for Prisoners

First Degree

This half-hour documentary describes a degree program for people in the Sing Sing prison in Ossining New York. Of those who participated in the degree program, less than 1 percent returned to prison. (Nationally, about half of released prisoners return within 5 years of their release.) Previous documentaries by Roger Weisberg have won multiple awards. Producers want to make the documentary available for organizations involved in education and criminal justice reform, as well as groups focused on re-entry, probation, diversion, and prevention. 

First Degree

This half-hour documentary describes a degree program for people in the Sing Sing prison in Ossining New York. Of those who participated in the degree program, less than 1 percent returned to prison. (Nationally, about half of released prisoners return within 5 years of their release.) Previous documentaries by Roger Weisberg have won multiple awards. Producers want to make the documentary available for organizations involved in education and criminal justice reform, as well as groups focused on re-entry, probation, diversion, and prevention. 

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.

Location

78702 Austin , TX
Texas US

Human Rights Defense Center

The Human Rights Defense Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that advocates on behalf of the human rights of people held in U.S. detention facilities. This includes people in state and federal prisons, local jails, immigration detention centers, civil commitment facilities, Bureau of Indian Affairs jails, juvenile facilities and military prisons.

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. 

Location

94915 San Rafael , CA
California US

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. 

Location

29201 Columbia , SC
South Carolina US

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;

Location

94612 Oakland , CA
California US

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