Inspirational interviews and podcasts by leaders in justice reform, including Jondhi Harrell, Lewis Black, and Michelle Alexander.
Working in courts, legislatures, and communities to preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the US guarantee everyone in this country. Blogs and resources on a wide range of topics related to the U.S. justice system.
Prison advocate Bonny Kerness describes abusive treatment of prisoners and calls for change: “We need to rekindle a national movement against torture and prisons among people who dare to believe that over 2 million men, women and children need not be imprisoned to make the rest of us feel safe.”
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights (EBC) is an organization focused on building the power of black, brown, and poor communities. The unequal, racially biased system of mass incarceration within the US inhbits this power-building, and so the EBC is focused on advocacy and direct action. The Center grounds its work in Truth and Reinvestment processes.
94612 Oakland , CA
Provides legal representation to indigent defendants and prisoners who have been denied fair and just treatment in the legal system.
Opposes mandatory minimum sentencing laws at both the federal and state level.
The American Friends Service Committee suggests: Educate Yourselves, Get inside prisons, Lift up mass incarceration concerns, Support returners, and Challenge legislators.
Civil rights organization that offers a variety of resources to promote “smarter, results-based criminal justice policies to keep our communities safe.”
From the website: "The two primary purposes of the Council are:
1) To ensure that no policies, laws, practices, organizing and services are made about women and girls who are or were incarcerated without including our voices, experiences and ideas for creating more effective outcomes. Our mantra is “Nothing about us, without us!” Through support, awareness and advocacy, the Council is committed to collectively building new and just policy grounded in social justice, human rights and dignity.
02130 Boston , MA
Interfaith Movement to organize and empower the people of Philadelphia to live and work together to transform the conditions of their neighborhood.