"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."
Drivers of Mass Incarceration
78765 Austin , TX
Reports, resources, and stories focused on prison privatization.
Book in which authors discuss wide range of ways that people profit from those who are incarcerated.
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."
97292 Portland , OR
Organization strives to advance racial justice through research, media, and practice, in all areas where race has an impact -- including criminal justice.
The Racial Profiling Project is a project of the South Carolina Progressive Network, focused on moving bringing police precincts into compliance with a state law that requires them to report the race of those stopped for traffic warnings.
29202 Columbia , SC
South Carolina US
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.
85701 Tucson , AZ
Dennis Childs argues that the incarceration of black people and other historically repressed groups in chain gangs, peon camps, prison plantations, and penitentiaries represents a ghostly perpetuation of chattel slavery. He exposes how the Thirteenth Amendment’s exception clause—allowing for enslavement as “punishment for a crime”—has inaugurated forms of racial capitalist misogynist incarceration that serve as haunting returns of conditions Africans endured in the barracoons and slave ship holds of the Middle Passage, on plantations, and in chattel slavery.
"Smart Justice Spokane is a broad, diverse coalition of more than 30 organizations, community members, and criminal justice professionals who have come together to advocate for reform of our expensive, ineffective, and unfair criminal justice system."
99201 Spokane , WA