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End Mass Incarceration

Argument against the system of mass incarceration

Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL)
End New Jim Crow Action Network (ENJCAN)

A group of Hudson Valley residents working locally to end the era of mass incarceration in this country.

Ending Discrimination

Ending discrimination is a key issue for the American Friends Service Committee.  Blogs, podcasts, and resources are offered.

American Friends Service Committee
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.
Equal Justice Initiative (EJI)

Provides legal representation to indigent defendants and prisoners who have been denied fair and just treatment in the legal system.

Equal Justice Initiative (EJI)
Ex-Prisoners and Prisoners Organizing for Community Advancement (EPOCA)

Working together to create resources and opportunities for returning citizens in Massachusetts. 

Families Against Mandatory Minimums

Opposes mandatory minimum sentencing laws at both the federal and state level.

First Degree

This half-hour documentary describes a degree program for people in the Sing Sing prison in Ossining New York. Of those who participated in the degree program, less than 1 percent returned to prison. (Nationally, about half of released prisoners return within 5 years of their release.) Previous documentaries by Roger Weisberg have won multiple awards.

Weisberg, Roger
First Degree

This half-hour documentary describes a degree program for people in the Sing Sing prison in Ossining New York. Of those who participated in the degree program, less than 1 percent returned to prison. (Nationally, about half of released prisoners return within 5 years of their release.) Previous documentaries by Roger Weisberg have won multiple awards.

Weisberg, Roger
Five things your congregation can do to support criminal justice reform

The American Friends Service Committee suggests: Educate Yourselves, Get inside prisons, Lift up mass incarceration concerns, Support returners, and Challenge legislators.

American Friends Service Committee

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