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Legal System

The legal system disproportionately harms Black and Indigenous people. Learn about the relationship between racism and the legal system, from police violence to mass incarceration. Support movements and organizations fighting these inequities

A New Way of Life

Providing housing, pro bono legal services, advocacy and support for women rebuilding their lives after prison

Campaign Zero

A campaign and agenda to end police violence in America. Learn about the problem and comprehensive solutions

t : @join_campaign_0

Critical Resistance

Building a movement to end the industrial prison complex. Find a chapter and access their resources (Advisory Board: Minority Black and Latinx)

t : @c_resistance

Incite!

A national network of radical feminist of color organizing to end state violence and violence in communities and homes. Access their resources and toolkits

t : @incitenews

Justice for Breonna

Seeking justice from the Louisville Metro Police for shooting Breonna Taylor 8 times in her bed

Mapping Police Violence

A data project mapping police violence

No Kids in Prison

A campaign to end youth incarceration, focusing on the racial disparity of incarcerated kids (Team: Minority Black and Latinx)

@nokidsinprison

Police Scorecard

A data project to evaluate police in California. Read the findings

The Bail Project

Preventing incarceration and combatting racial and economic disparities in the bail system (Board: Black Minority, Advisory Board: Black Majority)

t : @bailproject

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The Innocence Project

Exonerates the wrongly convicted through DNA testing and reforms the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice

t : @innocence

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The National Bail Fund Network

A directory of community bail funds (Advisory Board: Minority Black)

The Marshall Project

Journalism about the U.S. criminal justice system. Explore their projects: Election 2020We are Witnesses, Next to Die  (Board and Editorial Board: Black Minority, Publishes annual diversity report here)

t : @marshallproj

The Sentencing Project

Promoting reform in sentencing reform and advocating for alternatives to incarceration. Learn about the issues and data

t :  @SentencingProj

Articles

 

A Black Trans Man, Tony McDade, Was Killed by Police in Florida, Devin-Norelle 

An Open Letter from the Mothers of #SayHerName to the Mother of Breonna Taylor​ (YouTube)

A White Damsel Leveraged Racial Power and Failed, Ruby Hamad (white author)

Carceral Capitalism, Jackie Wang

How Segregration Shapes Fatal Police Violence, Gene Demby

Is Prison Necessary? Ruth Wilson Gilmore Might Change Your Mind, Rachel Kushner (white author)

Photos Reveal Media’s Softer Tone on Opioid Crisis, Michael Shaw

Police Brutality is its Own Pandemic, Liam Riley

Police Brutality, Misconduct and Shootings, New York Times Compilation

When The Media Treats White Suspects And Killers Better Than Black Victims, Nick Wing (white author)

Transformative Justice Explained, Kim Tran

Who’s in Solitary Confinement?, Anna Flag, Alex Tatusian, & Christie Thompson 

Take Action

Ask congress to support Second Look legislation

 

Call on Louisville for Justice for Breonna

 

Contact your congressional representative through NAACP about calling for Justice Reform

Explore The Record, a curation of the best criminal justice reporting

 

Learn about alternatives to calling the police

 

Learn about prison labor as slavery

Learn about solitary confinement 

Learn about racial disparity in the justice system

Listen to Code Switch's A Decade of Watching People Die

Track progress of legislation through Campaign Zero

Watch A Prosecutor's Vision for a Better Justice System

 

Watch Jim Crow Juvenile Justice