With a goal of over 30 state-based criminal justice reform campaigns launched in 2013, as well as national campaigns—everything from grassroots efforts run from church basements to national efforts involving hundreds of groups. Find a campaign near you, or learn more about having your own organization’s campaign on the Nation Inside platform.
"Fighting to reverse the trend of mass incarceration and correcting injustices that remain uncorrected in Virginia." -- Lillie Branch-Kennedy, Founder/Executive Director Resource Information Help for the Disadvantaged (RIHD)
PEACE & POLICE is a nonviolent campaign for social change, aimed at restoring trust and respect between our communities and our police. Students at Virginia Union University, most of whom are majoring in Criminology and Criminal Justice, are doing this campaign because many of them will eventually have careers in the field of law enforcement and policing. They care about the relationship between the police and our communities.
We stand in the gap, between community government and those citizens who, because of involvement with the criminal justice system, remain disenfranchised from active involvement in the very cities they live and work in. Organize Justice believes exactly what its name states: that justice can only be effectively served when every citizen has the opportunity for his or her voice to be heard.
We are dedicated to protecting the rights of those held in Florida's prisons, with a special focus on the mentally ill.
Monitoring and end deadly heat in Texas prisons.
The mission of the Prison Ecology Project is to map the intersections of mass incarceration and environmental degradation, and create action plans to address the multitude of problems found there.
The mission of the Texas Inmate Families Association is to break the cycle of incarceration in Texas by strengthening families through organizing, support, education, and advocacy.
Fostering a community conversation on ReThinking Justice in DC.
We are a coalition of organizations and individuals working to change unsafe, unfair, and unjust parole policies. This site is a starting point for you to take action, gather information, and stay informed. Together we can pass the SAFE Parole Act!
Join us in fighting the companies and governments that are financially exploiting prisoners and pushing the costs of mass incarceration on to the families of prisoners. This includes money transfer services, commissary companies, pay to stay fees, for-profit probation and parole, the bail bond industry and the other parasites feeding off the prison system.
(this campaign is currently being built.)
Texas Jail Project is collecting people's stories about their experiences while incarcerated in a Texas county jail, before their case is decided—when they are pretrial. We urge former inmates, family members, or friends to send us their “Jailhouse Stories.”
For the last four decades, this country has relentlessly expanded the size of our criminal justice system, needlessly throwing away too many lives and wasting trillions of taxpayer dollars. We stand for making our communities safer and healthier as we fight to end mass incarceration.
To expose phone companies charging exorbitant rates and bring justice to families who have loved ones incarcerated by making affordable the cost of phone calls from jails and prisons in Illinois.
No human being should be locked up and shipped away for corporate profit. We are elevating voices to push Vermont leaders to reduce the number of people behind bars, cut ties with private, for-profit prisons, and bring prisoners home.
(Site is under construction.) CUAMI aims to bring together all those organizations and individuals in Colorado working on issues of mass incarceration - all those issues that impact mass incarceration, and all those issues that are impacted by mass incarceration. Join us!
HEARD’s mission is to identify and remove barriers that prevent the deaf from participating in and having equal access to the justice system by enhancing the competence, capacity, and capability of justice professionals to manage language access and ability rights issues; and to empower the Deaf Community through education and advocacy.
Welcome! Faith community in action to address the intersection of criminalization and race. (This site is under construction - your feedback is welcome!)
Riverside All of Us Or None, a local chapter of All of Us Or None, is part of a national organizing initiative of prisoners, formerly incarcerated people, organized to action to end mass incarceration and the discrimination faced by formerly incarcerated people.
Together, we are building the infrastructure to engage thousands of people in a campaign to stop $2 billion of prison construction, and re-direct those funds into creating good jobs for people in low-income, high-crime neighborhoods.
We are dedicated to building the political power of people most impacted by the criminal justice system, especially formerly incarcerated persons (FIPs,) their families and loved ones.
“We are ex-prisoners along with allies, friends, and family coming together to create resources and opportunities for those who have paid their debt to society.”
We challenge the culture of racism, repression and retribution that sustains mass incarceration. We seek to remove the structural injustices inflicted on the incarcerated, formerly incarcerated, their families and the communities from which they come. We seek human rights for all members of our society non-violently, in opposition to our current system of justice, which is inherently violent.
RAPP (see more at RAPPCampaign.com) promotes the release of people incarcerated in New York State who are over age 50, have served considerable time, and pose no threat to public safety. We urge the governor and other policy-makers to use existing mechanisms—parole, compassionate release, and clemency— to release these elders, and to pass the S.A.F.E. Parole Act to increase parole release rates for everyone.
Families United to Decarcerate Michigan is a group of citizens and organizations bringing awareness to the issues of over-incarceration in our state. We want to engage the citizens of Michigan to ask for improvements and reinvention of the criminal justice and corrections system so that our tax dollars will be better used and a more humane approach implemented.
An International Effort by People in Prison, those formerly in prison, their Families and other Concerned Citizens to Reduce Crime Through Justice Reform.
The Washington Prison Phone Justice Campaign demands an end to the unjust costs of telephone calls from Washington prisons, jails and other detention facilities.
We call on lawmakers to end our reliance on incarceration, reduce the need for such a crippling corrections budget and improve public safety. We support Illinois prison closures and support efforts to swiftly reduce Illinois' record-high prison population. Illinois must instead invest in prison alternatives, community-based services and support for people after incarceration.
The Public Safety and Justice Campaign is a national campaign to end profiteering from the incarceration of people. We use public policy, education, and grassroots organizing to stop the expansion of prison privatization and to shut down existing private prison facilities.
Join our campaign to stop Champaign county from building a $32 million jail and investing instead in programs and services to help our community thrive!
Enlace, in partnership with community groups and unions across the US, is calling on all public and private institutions to divest their holdings in Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) and GEO Group, America’s largest private prison corporations which have profited from billions in taxpayer money.
Creating sustainable restorative justice and prevention models that promote public safety while reducing crime, delinquency, detention, and recidivism.
We are a national alliance of local organizations working to transform families from victims of the prison epidemic to leaders of the movement for fairness and opportunity for all youth.
Welcome! Join us as we challenge the court system and prison officials who refuse to acknowledge the rights of deaf and hard of hearing citizens to communicate in their own language.
Welcome to the Birthing Behind Bars site. This is a national campaign to address pregnancy and other reproductive justice issues in prison. We want to hear your story! CONTACT US AT firstname.lastname@example.org