Just Future Project

Our Vision for a Just Future:
1. Abolish pre-crime preventative detention laws
2. Free our friends and loved ones from dehumanizing labels
3. Realign our justice system with the values of restoration and reintegration

Just Future Project is a new initiative focused on challenging pre-crime preventative detention laws. We are a people-driven grassroots advocacy campaign dedicated to building a movement of community members demanding an end to indefinite detention regimes.

Why Is This Important?
We believe in justice, that persons who have caused harm may be held accountable for their actions. But justice also demands proportionality and due process, elements essential to distinguish justice from mere vengeance. The goal of any true system of justice must be restoration and re-integration, not the perpetual containment and incapacitation that have come to define the U.S. criminal legal system.

Pre-crime preventative detention systems are a dangerous departure from the traditional values of our legal system.

Recent News

Archive of Newsletter From Rushville, IL by Person Living Behind the Walls
We believe in elevating the voices of people living behind the walls in pre-crime preventative detention facilities across the United States. In this post we have collected several years of the "The First Amendment Newsletter" published at Rushville, Illinois. If you know of any publications, sto...
How We Plan to Create Change
We are committed to creating lasting change. Read on for a crash course in how we plan to make a difference. If there were an Official Underground Handbook for Just Future Project, this would be the "Introduction". BACKGROUND Indefinite detention...
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Missing property
Jim was sent to VCBR this summer. His second box of property has never been given to him. Either the prison never sent it or VCBR is holding it....
Tricked by parole board
Jim at VCBR says that a friend of his was told that he would be granted paraole if he went to VCBR. However, after he was shipped there, they told him they were looking to revoke the parole....
Reframing Barriers
I am very honored to work for an organization whose mission is to end homelessness in the DMV. Homelessness often coexists with employment barriers, such as mental illness, addiction, and previous incarceration. Our employment center embraces a person-centered employment first model to facilitate pa...
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