Organization working mission to expand the role of volunteers in Massachusetts prisons.
"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 report summarizes findings of a controlled study that demonstrated that returning prisoners who had experienced AVP performed better each year for three years both in recidivism and in the rate of return to prison for any reason.
Thorough and compelling article on the effects of New Jim Crow on the black family.
Inside-Out programs bring college students together with incarcerated men and women to study as peers in a seminar behind prison walls.
Book. With years of experience in prison work, Toews shows how people in prison can live restorative justice principles. Written for an incarcerated audience, and for those who work with people in person, this book also clearly outlines the experiences and needs of this under-represented part of our society.
From the website: "Prison Birth Project (PBP) supports, encourages, and trains currently and formerly incarcerated mothers and trans* parents to become community leaders within a reproductive justice framework. ... In the jail today, we provide trauma-informed doula care, childbirth classes, family-centered advocacy, a peer support group, and a vehicle for member-led organizing. We also offer a group outside the wall for previously incarcerated women & trans* parents. PBP groups help members to remember core strength, heal as individuals and collectively, and create societal change.
01040 Holyoke , MA
From the website: "The Youth Sentencing & Reentry Project (YSRP) uses direct service and policy advocacy to transform the experiences of kids prosecuted in the adult criminal justice system. We partner with court-involved youth, their families, and lawyers to develop holistic, humanizing narratives that mitigate the facts of each case; get cases transferred to the juvenile system; and make crucial connections to community resources providing education, healthcare, housing, and employment. Our ultimate goal is to keep children out of adult jails and prisons."
19109 Philadelphia , PA