Campaign to End the New Jim Crow

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.

Join us as we embark on our campaigns to reform parole,ban the box and end the torturous use of solitary confinement in NY’s prisons, jails and detention centers

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Recent News

Boutique Activism Must End
It is indisputable that mass incarceration in the United States constitutes a racial caste system— what attorney, activist and author Michele Alexander calls “the new Jim Crow.” Fortunately, there are many organizations across the country actively advocating against this injustice. Unfortunately, however, our advocacy has failed for the last 40 years. I think I know why.
The Starting Point
Learn why we must move to end mass incarceration and the new Jim Crow
Unlock the Block: Release the Vote!
There are 40 million African Americans in America. Organize the vote!
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Victorio’s earliest memory
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Victorio is an activist whose commitment to justice began at an early age -- he talks about one of his earliest memories.
Latoya’s community targeted by criminal justice
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Latoya realized a lot of the people she knew had been involved in the criminal justice system. She thought she was making bad choices personally, until she realized the system was set up to target certain people. She opposed mass incarceration.
Speak your piece to end the new Jim Crow!
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Five Mualimmak from the Campaign to End the New Jim Crow asks to share your story on video, audio or text!
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