#CagingCOVID: Stopping the Spread Behind Bars

While the world is trying to flatten the curve of a pandemic without end in sight, U.S. prisons and detention centers continue to be COVID-19 hotspots, warehousing millions and failing to make the substantial populations reductions needed to create conditions of social distance.

#CagingCOVID is a campaign to shine a light on mass incarceration in a time of a public health crisis, and apply pressure to use parole, clemency and decarceration at local and federal levels to stop the spread of the virus behind bars.

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About Us

#CagingCOVID is an effort led by the Nation Inside team, in partnership with the incarcerated and their families on the outside. We seek to empower the affected by providing a platform where they can share their stories with the world, thereby raising awareness about the cruelty and neglect suffered by those cut off within correctional facilities across the nation.

It can become a little too easy to forget those locked away, “out of sight and out of mind.” But we can’t allow ourselves to forget them — lives are on the line. We hope that by bringing those voices to the forefront of public awareness, we can remind people of their needs and make the changes necessary to protect the vulnerable among us.

Join the Campaign today and lend your support.

Endorsing the campaign

The following organizations, churches, law firms, media outlets, schools and businesses are standing with the #CagingCOVID goal of immediate mass clemency

(Search these groups by name to find out how to get involved with them.)
  1. Abolitionist Law Center
  2. Amistad Law Project
  3. Another Gulf is Possible
  4. Antistasis Project
  5. Autonomous Actions Against Prisons, Seattle
  6. Chainless Change, Inc
  7. Change Comes Now!
  8. Charlotte Uprising
  9. Civil Liberties Defense Center
  10. Coalition Against Prison Slavery
  11. Coalition for Prisoners’ Rights (Santa Fe, NM)
  12. Cooperation Humboldt
  13. Covenant Fellowship Of Churches International-Prison Reform
  14. COVID-19 Hotline for Incarcerated People, South FL
  15. Cultural Arts Coalition (Gainesville, FL)
  16. CURE National
  17. DC Teens Action
  18. Denton Bail Fund (TX)
  19. Department of Sociology at Humboldt State University
  20. Emily Posner, Attorney at Law, LLC
  21. End Solitary Santa Cruz County
  22. Environmental Justice Initiative (NYC)
  23. Everglades Earth First!
  24. The FANG Collective
  25. Fight Toxic Prisons
  26. Fla Hip Hop Radio
  27. Florida Council of Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls
  28. Florida Immigrant Coalition
  29. Florida Legal Services
  30. Florida Prisoner Solidarity
  31. Food Not Bombs Gainesville
  32. Free Alabama Movement
  33. Gainesville-Area Action for Environmental Justice
  34. George Jackson University
  35. Global Environmental Justice Project
  36. Greenpeace USA
  37. Human Rights Coalition-FedUp! (PA)
  38. Human Rights Defense Center (Prison Legal News)
  39. Immigrant Action Alliance
  40. Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC)
  41. Interfaith Action for Human Rights
  42. International Worshipers of Christ
  43. Jailhouse Lawyers Initiative
  44. Jailhouse Lawyers Speak
  45. Just Future Project
  46. Lake Worth Food Not Bombs
  47. Legal Empowerment and Advocacy Hub (LEAH)
  48. Michael’s Way Inc. (Ohio)
  49. Mobilization4Mumia
  50. Movement Media (DC)
  51. Mutual Aid Disaster Relief
  52. NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Committee (Gainesville, FL)
  53. National Lawyers Guild
  54. Nation Outside (MI)
  55. Nation Inside
  56. Nevada CURE
  57. Nola Investigates
  58. Oregon CURE
  59. Orleans Parish Prison Reform Coalition
  60. Palm Beach County Environmental Coalition
  61. Power Shift
  62. Prison Ecology Project
  63. Prison Health News
  64. Prison Policy Initiative
  65. Prisoner Safety Net
  66. Prisoners Solidarity Committee of Workers World Party
  67. Real Cost of Prisons Project
  68. Resource Information Help for the Disadvantaged & Disenfranchised (RIHD)
  69. Rising Tide North America
  70. Roanoke Jail Solidarity
  71. Roanoke Peoples Power Network
  72. Sabal Trail Resistance
  73. Supporting Prisoners And Real Change (SPARC)
  74. SPN Law Firm, LLC
  75. Torchlighters Re-Entry Support
  76. Working Narratives
  77. Worth Rises