Lobbying and Advocacy

Nation Inside

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/

National Council For Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls (NCIFIWG)

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.

Location

02130 Boston , MA
Massachusetts US

Power Inside

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."                   

Location

21211 Baltimore , MD
Maryland US

Prison Justice League

"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."

Location

78765 Austin , TX
Texas US

Private Prison Divestment Campaign

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."

Location

97292 Portland , OR
Oregon US

Racial Profiling Project -- South Carolina Progressive Network

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. 

Location

29202 Columbia , SC
South Carolina US

Smart Justice Spokane

"Smart Justice Spokane is a broad, diverse coalition of more than 30 organizations, community members, and criminal justice professionals who have come together to advocate for reform of our expensive, ineffective, and unfair criminal justice system."

Location

99201 Spokane , WA
Washington US

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.

Location

30303 Atlanta , GA
Georgia US

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