Campaigns

We support campaigns that work to end mass incarceration and transform the criminal justice system. Our campaigns range from grassroots campaigns run from church basements to national campaigns run from policy shops. Find a campaign near you or click here to propose one.


Re-imagining Justice
This campaign, Re-imagining Justice, calls on the Vermont legislature to make criminal justice reform a priority in the legislative session of 2016.

We want a criminal justice system that addresses interpersonal harm more constructively, prevents future...
Vermont

#StopTheHeat – End Abusive Conditions in Prisons
Nation Inside is hearing reports from prisoners and families across the country about abusive heat conditions. It’s an issue of life and death as summer rolls in and climate disruption brings triple digit temperatures.
Hundreds of prisons, jails, and detention...
None

Locked Up and #ShippedAway – VT
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!
Vermont

Campaign for Prison Phone Justice
The "Campaign for Prison Phone Justice" is challenging prison phone kickbacks and the U.S. Prison Telephone Industry.
District of Columbia

Decarcerate Illinois
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...
Illinois

EPOCA
“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.”
Massachusetts

Build Programs, Not Jails!
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!
Illinois

Arkansas Cure
Arkansas CURE works to promote rehabilitation for the benefit of the community as a whole, and of the incarcerated individual through meaningful criminal justice reform by advocating for meaningful change through the legislative process.
Arkansas

Justice for Families
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.
California

Release Aging People in Prison
RAPP (RAPPCampaign.com) promotes the release of people in New York State prisons 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 rele...
New York

Washington Prison Phone Justice
The Washington Prison Phone Justice Campaign demands an end to the unjust costs of telephone calls from Washington prisons, jails and other detention facilities.
Washington

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 righ...
New York

Virginia Cure
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 enco...
Virginia

Jobs Not Jails
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.
Massachusetts

Families United to Decarcerate Michigan
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 correctio...
Michigan

Maryland Cure
Maryland CURE is a state chapter of International CURE, an organization dedicated to reducing crime through reform of the criminal justice system since 1972. We believe prisons should only be used for those who absolutely must be incarcerated. Prisons should not be used...
Maryland

All of Us or None: Riverside
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.
California

HEARD
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 iss...
District of Columbia

Oklahoma Cure
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.
Oklahoma

Illinois Campaign for Prison Phone Justice
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.
Illinois

Parole Justice New York
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!
New York

Stop Prison Profiteering
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 a...
Florida

Prison Ecology Project
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.
Florida

Texas Inmate Families Association
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.
Texas

Stop Prison Abuse Now
We are dedicated to protecting the rights of those held in Florida's prisons, with a special focus on the mentally ill.
Florida

RISE for Youth
RISE for Youth is a nonpartisan campaign in support of community alternatives to youth incarceration.
Virginia

Criminal Justice Reform Clinic
We are a non-profit organization established to create a blueprint for justice that is equitable for all.
Coax the rusted machinery of commutation back into motion
Correct acts of injustice within the criminal justice system
Channel the criminal jus...
Arkansas

Peace & Police
PEACE & POLICE is a nonviolent campaign for social change, aimed at restoring trust and respect between our communities and our police. This campaign is the work of students at Virginia Union University who are majoring in Criminology and Criminal Justice. Many of us wi...
Virginia

Strengthening Family Connections in California
The mission of the Strengthening Family Connections: In-Person Visitation Campaign is to pass SB 1157 in California, introduced by California State Senator Holly Mitchell, which will protect in-person visitation rights in California county jails, ensuring that video vis...
California

Resource Information Help for the Disadvantaged
Fighting to reverse the trend of mass incarceration and correcting sentencing bias and injustices that remain uncorrected in Virginia." -- Lillie Branch-Kennedy, Founder/Executive Director Resource Information Help for the Disadvantaged (RIHD)
Virginia

Organize Justice
Organize Justice is working to restore democracy for those who have been disenfranchised by the criminal justice system.
Texas

Free Movement Campaign
Free Movement NC is a grassroots coalition of faith, community, youth and justice workers and artists organizations working together to build racial, social, and economic justice across coastal North Carolina.
North Carolina