An analysis of the militarization of police, police brutality, and racial profiling and other realities of law enforcement relative to communities of color, and recommendations for curative actions in response to those realities.
Racism and Prejudice
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.
"CLAIM offers legal services on family law to incarcerated mothers, formerly incarcerated mothers and caregivers of children whose parents are incarcerated" whose cases are in Illinois. CLAIM visits women incarcerated in Illinois and runs classes in facilities.
60642 Chicago , IL
Communities United Collective works together to address police violence, racism, discrimination and related issues in the City of Worcester, Massachusetts. We bring together people from the many diverse communities within Worcester, not as representatives of their organizations or communities, but as individuals who want to strengthen the unity in community.
01608 Worcester , MA
Summarizes in one page critical facts re incarceration, particularly racial disparities in US incarceration.
Critical Resistance is a national prison abolition organization. They seek "to end Prison Industrial Complex by challenging the belief that caging and controlling people makes us safe." Critical Resistance publishes a quarterly bilingual journal, The Abolitionist, "which is written mostly by prisoners, former prisoners, and community advocates." The Abolitionist can be found at https://abolitionistpaper.wordpress.com/
Inglewood, Oakland, New York, Portland
Ending discrimination is a key issue for the American Friends Service Committee. Blogs, podcasts, and resources are offered.
Formerly Incarcerated Group Healing Together (FIGHT) WA is a Seattle-based group focusing on assisting, advising, and counciling men and women of Asian Pacific Islander descent (API) who are currently incarcerated or who have been released. FIGHT focuses on reentry support and advocacy for incarcerated API people in Washington state.
98106 Seattle , WA
"Grassroots Leadership fights to end for-profit incarceration and reduce reliance on criminalization and detention through direct action, organizing, research, and public education." They do visitation, run programs, monitor facilities for human rights abuses, and hold benefits and vigils, in addition to other events and campaigns.
78702 Austin , TX
Blogs, information, and resources related to justice in the U.S.