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.
Join the Nation Inside 1st statewide campaign, "Community Restoration" Campaign a grassroots coalition raising awareness on and providing direct services for justice-related issues that affect all Virginians. Home of the "Mobile Justice" Tour focusing on three key justice related issues: Prisoner "earned" second chance initiatives; Restoring civil rights to persons with a felony conviction and removing questions about an applicant’s criminal background from initial employment forms. "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has" --Margaret Mead
“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.”
Maryland CURE is a state chapter of International CURE, an organization dedicated to reducing crime through reform of the criminal justice system since 1972. CURE is the oldest and largest prison reform organization in the United States. CURE works toward the reduction of the prison population, which right now hovers at historic heights never before seen by mankind. We believe prisons should only be used for those who absolutely must be incarcerated. Prisons should not be used as warehouses for humanity. We want sentencing laws and parole guidelines that promote fairness and expand the use of community-based alternatives to prison.
(Work-in-Progress) We are a support- and advocacy group of people whose life has been negatively affected by Nevada’s criminal justice system.
CURE IL is dedicated to improving the quality of life of prisoners and those affected by our criminal justice system, by empowering their families, friends, and the community to support smart on crime legislation and services that are responsive to their needs. This can be accomplished through support and advocacy for inmates by empowering their families and friends to solve their problems. Our goal is to contribute to a paradigm shift from viewing the inmate population as less than human and mentally deranged to human beings deserving of humane treatment.
Virginia CURE is a state chapter of CURE, Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants. Our mission is to reduce crime through criminal justice reform. To achieve success, all concerned citizens must make an effort to be informed and participate in activities that encourage fair, humane, and responsible criminal justice and prison policies.
(Work-In-Progress) Dedicated prison reform advocates who seek change within the criminal justice system and advocate for rehabilitation & treatment for all of those incarcerated.
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.
Our purpose is to promote and witness a process and procedure established whereby elderly people incarcerated in New York State, who have already served considerable time behind walls and are no longer a threat to public safety, are given fair and inclusive release consideration.
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.
To write and produce a play using real stories from a diverse pool of people in solitary confinement in the United States today. The stories will represent a spectrum of people—immigrants, children, lifers and women. Some will have lived in solitary for a quarter of a century, others a few months or weeks.
Restore Our Communities is a campaign to reduce the number of Vermonters in prison, end Vermont's use of private prisons, and bring back to Vermont those incarcerated out of state. It is part of our larger effort to make our criminal justice system more effective and our communities safer.
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 addiction to incarceration, reduce our crippling corrections budget and improve public safety. We support the Illinois prison closures and ask Governor Quinn to implement good time credits and swiftly reduce Illinois' record-high prison population. Illinois must invest in prison alternatives, community-based services and support for people after incarceration.
CIVIC in alliance with the "Campaign for Prison Phone Justice" is demanding an end to the high cost of telephone calls in immigration detention. This profit-driven form of isolation enriches private prison corporations and counties nationwide to the detriment of our communities.
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.
To Secure Dignity and Power for all incarcerated people in Los Angeles County.
Welcome. Join our campaign to stop Champaign county from building a $20 million jail. After nearly a year and a half of organizing, we are very close to our first victory. Champaign County has backed off from building any new jail cells and is pledging to fund programs aimed at reducing the jail population in the 2014 budget.
Become a member of NationCorps and join our effort to support actions and campaigns challenging mass incarceration in the United States.
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!