Research, public education, & civic discourse on Massachusetts corrections, including Criminal Justice Reform Coalition and its annual Summit.
Lobbying and Advocacy
From the website: "Nation Inside is a platform that connects and supports people who are building a movement to systematically challenge mass incarceration in the United States." Nation Inside seeks to be a network for grassroots leaders across the country working on campaigns to end mass incarceration.
Nation Inside supports many different campaigns in a several states. To find a campaign in your area and get involved, visit: https://nationinside.org/campaigns/
NAMI report on mental illness being underfunded in MD.
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
Power Inside works for safety, dignity and justice for women in Baltimore, MD. They do advocacy and education work, and one of their programs (of six total) is focused on women who are returning after incarceration.
From the website: "Jail and Prison Reentry and Aftercare: Women returning to the community from prison and jail face overwhelming barriers. Through our case management we work with women while in incarcerated to address their anticipated and realized needs and provide a continuum of care as they rebuild their lives after release."
21211 Baltimore , MD
"The Prison Justice League (PJL) works to improve conditions in Texas prisons through litigation, advocacy, and by empowering [their] members. PJL was founded in 2013 to address conditions of confinement in Texas prisons, protect the civil rights of the incarcerated, and offer an opportunity for the voices of prisoners to be heard on the issues that affect them the most. [The] organization is a member-based organization made up of prisoners from state-run prisons across Texas."
78765 Austin , TX
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."
97292 Portland , OR
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
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