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Correctional Association (CA) of New York

"Founded in 1844, the Correctional Association of New York (the CA) is an independent non-profit organization that advocates for a more humane and effective criminal justice system and a more just and equitable society." They are an advocacy organization pushing for policies that address the abuses of the criminal justice system.

The issues they focus on are:

Location

10027 New York , NY
New York US

Critical Resistance

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/

Location

Inglewood, Oakland, New York, Portland
US

Decarcerate PA

Decarcerate PA is a statewide coaliton of organizations focused on ending mass incarceration. They are guided by a three-point plan: 1. No new prisons in PA, 2. Reduce the number of people in prison, 3. Community reinvestment. They advocate for "changes in policing, sentencing and legislation to reduce the prison population."

Decarcerate is currently active in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Reading, Allentown, and Harrisburg.

To contact the Pittsburgh chapter, email decarceratePA.pgh@gmail.com

Location

19107 Philadelphia, Pittsburgh , PA
Pennsylvania US

EMIT — End MAss Incarceration Together

EMIT — End MAss Incarceration Together is a statewide working group of the Unitarian Universalist Mass Action Network.

EMIT’s motto is Inform to Reform. Once people are informed about the injustice of our judicial and corrections systems, they will inform their state legislators to reform our state laws, through a series of bills over a number of years.

Location

MA
Massachusetts US

Ending Mass Incarceration in Massachusetts: An Evolving Handbook (Nov 2014 Ed) - Mass Incarceration Working Group

A handbook on ending mass incarceration. Includes specific information about Massachusetts laws and policies. Addresses changing laws and practices, education and outreach, and ways to help people directly, with concrete steps for accomplishing each.

Ex Prisoners and Prisoners Organizing for Community Advancement

We believe that social change can only be led by the people who most need the change. No one can give power to someone else. Therefore, those of us who have the least advantage, the least power within the traditional system, have to work together to change the situation ourselves.

Location

01610 Worcester , MA
Massachusetts US

Georgians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (GFADP)

Georgians For Alternatives to the Death Penalty (GFADP) is the statewide coalition of organizations and individuals working to end the death penalty, build power in communities targeted by the criminal justice system, protect the rights and dignity of those on death row and their families and transform Georgia’s broken public safety system. They lobby the state legislature, support clemency hearings, and organize vigils.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gfadp/?ref=nf

Twitter: @GFADP

Location

30303 Atlanta , GA
Georgia US

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