Article on Pew Research Center Poll finding 2/3 of Americans favor treatment over incarceration for heroine & cocaine.
Inspired by Michelle Alexander's groundbreaking book The New Jim Crow, this series of radio documentaries explores and gives voice to the continuing struggle for racial justice in the United States, during the era of mass incarceration, Six separate episodes, ranging from 29 minutes to 53 minutes in length. Download or listen online.
"Founded in 1844, the Correctional Association of New York (the CA) is an independent non-profit organization that advocates for a more humane and effective criminal justice system and a more just and equitable society." They are an advocacy organization pushing for policies that address the abuses of the criminal justice system.
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10027 New York , NY
New York US
Oldest organization working for drug reform.
Documentary on the War on Drugs, race and class in the US
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
Report on efficacy and cost savings of drug treatment vs imprisonment.
"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
90302 Inglewood , CA