We support efforts to reform bail and pre-trial policies that discriminate against poor people, result in unnecessary jail detention, and lead to job and housing loss—working toward a world in which a lack of funds is no longer a barrier to freedom.
We advance “justice re-investment” efforts, urging governments at every level to re-examine policies and practices that put and keep people behind bars so that prison savings are redirected to diversion and community-based rehabilitation programs outside the criminal justice system.
We support opportunities for higher education in prisons as well as initiatives that remove legal barriers to employment—breaking the cycle of recidivism by providing education and employment opportunities, and by reforming unjust parole and probation practices.
We support artists and writers who illuminate the injustices of mass incarceration, humanizing those caught in the system and making visible the legacy of slavery.
We support innovative art programs that empower and divert young people from prison. We provide creative tools for at-risk youth and incarcerated people to build skills and share their experiences, cultivating the creative potential of incarcerated people through artistic interventions.