Dismantling the prison industrial complex and ending the exploitation of those it touches.

 

What’s New

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Capitalizing on justice traveled to asheville, north carolina

We worked with REVOLVE at SOUTH RAMP Studio to bring the Capitalizing on Justice art exhibit to Asheville, North Carolina! We’re grateful to have had the opportunity to share the message of the exhibit so widely— stay tuned for where we’re heading next! Learn more.

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We met with 2020 presidential candidates about their platforms

In August, we met with five of the 2020 presidential candidates about their plans to end prison profiteering and address broader criminal injustice in the U.S. Read a synopsis of the meetings and check out the live stream of our conversation with Sen. Elizabeth Warren here: (Part 1; Part 2).

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San francisco made PHONE CALLS free & ENDS COMMISSARY MARKUPS

After 9 months of conversation, Mayor London Breed and Sheriff Vicki Hennessy announced that San Francisco would become the second city in the country to make phone calls from its jails free! San Francisco also eliminated all markups on jail commissary products. Learn more.

Capitalizing on Justice

 

Capitalizing on Justice features the works of incarcerated artists from across the nation who have used their talents to express the ways they and their loved ones have been commodified. Spanning a variety of genres and styles, the works in this exhibition were made using limited resources: state-issued materials, prison contraband, and yard scraps. They were shipped in makeshift envelopes and tattered boxes from as deep in our criminal legal system as Arkansas’ death row and come together to make a strong statement against the prison industrial complex.

Take Action Now!

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sign a petition for phone justice

The Martha Wright-Reed Just & Reasonable Communications Act of 2019 will give the FCC authority to regulate instate prison and jail phone call rates. Sign our petition to tell U.S. Congress to pass the Act and help make phone calls from prisons, jails, and detention centers more affordable for families trying to stay connected.

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join a rally for incarcerated workers

Join us to launch the #LaborIsLabor campaign on October 23 at 11am at the steps of New York City Hall! We will be unveiling two New York State bills that will end the use of forced labor and extend minimum wage law to incarcerated workers in New York State.

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sign a petition to liberate our pensions

Our taxpayer dollars, philanthropic contributions, retirement funds, and student tuition are all invested in the prison industrial complex through private equity funds. Demand that the institutions your dollars support stop investing with private equity prison profiteers. Sign the petition today!


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