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!
Important articles related to the work of the Campaign to End the New Jim Crow
Links to informative articles about our criminal justice roots and the challenges we face, and most overcome, today.
Unfinished Business: Felony Disenfranchisement
Friends and allies, we here at the Campaign to End the New Jim Crow are in the process of organizing a statewide and national movement to end felon disenfranchisement and all forms of voter suppression. Our goal is to create community, state, and national voting blocks in communities of color. We all need a strong and unified voice in these arenas. In America everything is political. We need you to spread this message far and wide and to join us in building this movement.
Campaign attends Legislative Caucus in Albany
On February 15, 2014 the Campaign will join our statewide colleagues at the NYS Legislators Black and Puerto Rican Association Caucus to call for criminal justice reform in the areas of parole, collateral consequences and solitary confinement
Campaign Releases Volumes 1 & 2 of NYS Legislators Report Cards
Learn how your legislator governed in 2013 on issues of criminal justice and make sure he/she protects the interests of not just your community but all of the people of New York
Open Meetings of the Campaign to End the New Jim Crow (NYC)
Join us every 3rd Friday in Room 240 of the Riverside Church (enter at 91 Claremont Avenue). We meet from 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Statewide Convergence
Join us September 21, 2013 to End Mass Incarceration