Drivers of Mass Incarceration

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.

Location

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."

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70113 New Orleans , LA
Louisiana US

WISDOM

"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.

Location

53207 Milwaukee , WI
Wisconsin US

Youth Justice Coalition (YJC)

"The Youth Justice Coalition (YJC) is working to build a youth, family, and formerly and currently incarcerated people’s movement to challenge America’s addiction to incarceration and race, gender and class discrimination in Los Angeles County’s, California’s and the nation’s juvenile and criminal injustice systems.  The YJC’s goal is to dismantle policies and institutions that have ensured the massive lock-up of people of color, widespread law enforcement violence and corruption, consistent violation of youth and communities’ Constitutional and human rights, the construction of a vicious s

Location

90302 Inglewood , CA
California US

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