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."
Drivers of Mass Incarceration
55415 Minnaepolis , MN
Summarizes in one page critical facts re incarceration, particularly racial disparities in US incarceration.
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
Decarcerate PA is a statewide coaliton of organizations focused on ending mass incarceration. They are guided by a three-point plan: 1. No new prisons in PA, 2. Reduce the number of people in prison, 3. Community reinvestment. They advocate for "changes in policing, sentencing and legislation to reduce the prison population."
Decarcerate is currently active in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Reading, Allentown, and Harrisburg.
To contact the Pittsburgh chapter, email decarceratePA.firstname.lastname@example.org
19107 Philadelphia, Pittsburgh , PA
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.
94612 Oakland , CA
Ending discrimination is a key issue for the American Friends Service Committee. Blogs, podcasts, and resources are offered.
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.
98106 Seattle , WA
"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.
78702 Austin , TX
Interfaith Action for Human Rights is a mid-Atlantic coalition of faith communities that seeks to change the culture, policy or practices that cause torture or violate human dignity. IAHR members work on the issue of solitary confinement and conditions of confinement in Maryland, Virginia and DC.
JAC New York is a coalition that includes those currently and formerly incarcerated, their family members, and community members who are "working to promote human rights, dignity and safety for people in New York City jails."
"NEW YORK CITY JAILS ACTION COALITION’S GOALS INCLUDE:
10006 New York , NY
New York US