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.
Nation Inside 1st Virginia Campaign - The "Community Restoration Campaign” An earned second chance grass-root coalition, dedicated towards reducing roadblocks that affect the incarcerated, people with criminal records and their communities. Join the Community Restoration Campaign’s ongoing initiative, Mobile Justice Tour (MJT), raising awareness and providing direct services focused on three key justice-related issues: sentencing reform to end mass incarceration, ban-the-box removing questions about an applicant’s criminal background from initial employment forms and civil rights restoration for citizens with felony convictions in Virginia.
Ensuring that prisons are used only for those who absolutely must be incarcerated and that prisoners have all the resources they need to turn their lives around
No human being should be locked up and shipped away for corporate profit. We are elevating voices to push state leaders to reduce the number of people behind bars and return incarcerated people to their home states.
(Campaign site coming soon!)
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.
Join us! Texas Families for Justice rally on the capitol steps.
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 is a local chapter of All of Us Or None, a national organizing initiative of prisoners, formerly incarcerated people, organized to action to end the discrimination of 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.
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.
Vermont's Campaign for Justice is dedicated to ending the mass incarceration of Vermonters and increasing the use of restorative practices, thereby strengthening communities and improving public safety.
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 the need for such a 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.
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.
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