Published September 2023
Photograph by Michele Zousmer
Prison Policy Initiative
Prison Policy Initiative produces national and state level research and data about incarceration in prisons, jails and other detention facilities.
The Sentencing Project works to minimize imprisonment and criminalization by promoting racial, ethnic, economic and gender justice.
Worth Rises works to dismantle the prison industry, expose the commercialization of the criminal legal system, and organize to protect the economic resources of impacted communities.
Families Against Mandatory Minimums was founded in 1991 to challenge mandatory minimum sentences. It continues to work to create a more fair and effective justice system.
The Innocence Project works to free the innocent, prevent wrongful convictions and create fair, compassionate and equitable systems of justice.
Black and Pink
Black and Pink is a prison abolitionist organization that supports LGBTQ and HIV-positive people who are incarcerated.
Dream.org focuses on ending mass incarceration, stopping climate change, and alleviating economic inequality.
The American Civil Liberties Union works through litigation and lobbying to defend and preserve individual’s guaranteed constitutional and legal rights.
Unlock the Box
An advocacy campaign aimed at ending solitary confinement, a UN-recognized form of torture, in U.S. prisons, jails, detention, facilities and juvenile facilities.
Empowerment Avenue works to normalize the inclusion of incarcerated writers and artists in mainstream publications and venues. It supports writers and artists in prisons and helps them place and get compensated for their work.
National Disability Rights Network:
The National Disability Rights Network is the only legally based advocacy organization established by Congress to protect the rights of people with disabilities, including those who are incarcerated.
Look2Justice is a grassroots organization of system-impacted organizers and researchers who use an inside-out organizing model to cultivate justice, fairness and accountability in Washington state’s criminal legal system.