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."
Drivers of Mass Incarceration
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
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.
30303 Atlanta , GA
Author Ta-Nehisi Coates discusses the Moynihan report on "The Negro Family", and looks back at its conclusions in the context of the evolution of the carceral state and the effects on the African-American family.
Author argues that Civil Rights-era liberalism laid the foundations for the American carceral state. She taces the historical trajectory of race and imprisonment from the 1940s to the present.
2014 study of the causes of mass incarceration