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AFSC Solitary Confinement Facts

Videos, resources and information focused on solitary confinement in the U.S.

American Friends Service Committee
AFSC Solitary Confinement Facts

Videos, resources and information focused on solitary confinement in the U.S.

American Friends Service Committee
Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP)

The Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP) is a nonprofit volunteer conflict resolution program with established programs in 45 states and 25 countries on six continents. It presents experiential group workshops that empower people to resolve conflicts nonviolently, held in and out of prison. Evaluations have shown success in reducing recidivism and anger levels.

Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP)
America's New Drug Policy Landscape

Article on Pew Research Center Poll finding 2/3 of Americans favor treatment over incarceration for heroine & cocaine.

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

Working in courts, legislatures, and communities to preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the US guarantee everyone in this country. Blogs and resources on a wide range of topics related to the U.S. justice system.

American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)

This Quaker organization’s web site offers resources on a variety of issues related to prisons, including mass incarceration, solitary confinement, and privatization of prisons. 

American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)
An Overview of Opinion and Justice on Criminal Justice Issues

Describes the American public discourse on criminal justice system, with recommendations for steering conversation. 

The Opportunity Agenda
Annie E. Casey Foundation

The Annie E. Casey Foundation has developed models and workbooks communities can use to support returning citizens and the children of those who are incarcerated.  Materials are especially appropriate for faith-based organizations.

Healing Communities
Arbitrary Justice: The Power of the American Prosecutor

In this book, Davis examines the expanding power of prosecutors, from mandatory minimum sentencing laws that enhance prosecutorial control over the outcome of cases to the increasing politicization of the office. Drawing on her dozen years of experience as a public defender, Davis demonstrates how the everyday, legal exercise of prosecutorial discretion is responsible for tremendous inequities in criminal justice.

Davis, Angela Y.
Are Prisons Obsolete?

Remaining contemporary, this 2003 book explores the drivers of mass incarceration, including the roles played by race, gender, and profit, and posits a new abolition movement.

Davis, Angela Y.

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