Supports a range of initiatives to address unnecessary incarceration in Maryland.
Describes a roadmap through the criminal justice system for people who are mentally ill and seeks to build strong community partnerships between law enforcement & mental health.
Research, public education, & civic discourse on Massachusetts corrections, including Criminal Justice Reform Coalition and its annual Summit.
NAMI report on mental illness being underfunded in MD.
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
The Pennsylvania Network Against Torture is a statewide group of faith leaders concerned about the ongoing use of solitary confinement in our state prisons. Solitary or isolated confinement refers to being in 22-24 hour lock down, in a cell alone or with another person, for months, years, even decades. The coalition came together after a state wide conference on torture held in Harrisburg in 2008 at which we addressed not only the use of US sponsored torture in places like Abu Ghraib but torture in our prisons in the form of long term solitary confinement.
15206 Pittsburgh , PA
Activist organization advocating the passage of a “Youth PROMISE Act” to prevent youth incarceration, the principles of Restorative Justice, and a Department of Peacebuilding
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
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
South Carolina US