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Prison Policy Initiative
PPI, a non-profit, non-partisan organization, produces cutting edge research to expose the broader harm of mass criminalization, and sparks advocacy campaigns to create a more just society.
Families Against Mandatory Minimums
FAMM is the national voice for fair and proportionate sentencing laws. They show the human face of sentencing, advocate for state and federal sentencing reform, and mobilize thousands of individuals and families whose lives are adversely affected by unjust sentences. FAMM works to change mandatory sentencing laws through the legislative process on the federal and state levels, participation in precedent-setting legal cases and by educating the public.
The John Howard Association
The John Howard Association works to achieve a fair, humane and cost-effective criminal justice system by promoting adult and juvenile prison reform, leading to successful re-integration and enhanced community safety. Chiefly, they are citizen monitors of the Illinois Department of Corrections and the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice.
The National Priorities Project (NPP)
NPP focuses on the impacts of federal tax and spending policies at the community level. NPP works to translate policy information into everyday language in order to assist national and grassroots groups in their efforts to improve schools, create living wage jobs, provide affordable housing, and develop alternatives to excessive spending on the military and prisons.
Center for Popular Economics
CPE is a non-profit organization that teaches economic literacy to activists for progressive social change. CPE creates and communicates economic theories that challenge systems of oppression based on class, race, gender and nation.
Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP)
The Prison Creative Arts Project of the University of Michigan is committed to supporting the production of original work in the arts in Michigan Correctional Facilities. PCAP’s purpose is to enhance creative opportunities for incarcerated people.
Zen Karmics is designed to impart useful instruction in meditative practice for prisoners in a culturally relevant manner, accessible to those who might be poorly educated or illiterate.
Herman Krieger Photos
This site includes a wide assortment of photographs by Herman Krieger, including images of prisons throughout the United States.
Right on Crime
Right On Crime is a source for conservative ideas on criminal justice. It is a project of the Texas Public Policy Foundation in cooperation with the American Conservative Union Foundation and the Prison Fellowship.