Drivers of Mass Incarceration

Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR)

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
Georgia US

The Marshall Project

From the website: "The Marshall Project is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization that seeks to create and sustain a sense of national urgency about the U.S. criminal justice system. We achieve this through award-winning journalism, partnerships with other news outlets and public forums.


10019 New York , NY
New York US

The Prison State of America

Article describes how prisons exploit incarcerated people as a source of labor:  low wages paid to incarcerated worker, high profits to private prison firms, kickbacks to state from prison contractors, lobbying by for-profit prison firms, price-gouging of incarcerated people at the commissary (company store), debt peonage, etc.

The Promise of Justice Initiative

"The Promise of Justice Initiative seeks to reform Louisiana’s criminal justice system and abolish the death penalty." The work is focused on "ending the death penalty, fixing inhumane conditions of confinement, exposing prosecutorial and judicial misconduct, eliminating poor representation of criminal defendants, and ending racial discrimination in the criminal justice system."


70113 New Orleans , LA
Louisiana US


"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.


53207 Milwaukee , WI
Wisconsin US