The following is an incomplete list of organizations doing great work on the issue of mass incarceration, clemency, excessive sentencing and gender-based violence.
Let’s Get Free: The Women & Trans People Defense Committee
Let’s Get Free is a part of the larger movement organizing for transformative justice and prison abolition, by way of uplifting women and trans prisoners and working to End Death by Incarceration.
Women’s Lifer Resume Project
WLRPPA is dedicated to supporting Pennsylvania Women Lifer’s who want to share their positive experiences, personal growth, and to assist the women in seeking a second chance.
Mail: WLRP P.O. Box 856 Washington Crossing, PA 19877
Facebook: Sharon Wiggins and the WLRP
Coalition to Abolition Death by Incarceration (CADBI PA)
We are working to build a mass movement both inside and outside of prison to take a stand against DBI and other harsh sentencing practices.
- CADBI Philly – (CADBI’s Founding group)
Email: CADBIphilly@gmail.com Phone: 267-606-0324
Mail: CADBI c/o Decarcerate PA, PO Box 40764, Phila. PA 19107.
Follow CADBI on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CADBIphilly
- CADBI Harrisburg – Facebook
- CADBI Delco (Delaware County)
- CADBI Chester
- CADBI West (Pittsburgh)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 412-447-8050
Mail: CADBI-West C/O Abolitionist Law Center PO Box 8654 Pittsburgh, PA 15224 Follow CADBI West on Facebook
- CADBI Lehigh Valley Facebook
- CADBI Reading
- CADBI Coatesville
Dignity Act Now Collective The Dignity Act of PA started as campaign to introduce a package of legislation to gain Dignity for incarcerated women in Pennsylvania. It transformed to a collective of Black Womxn, trans and nonbinary people impacted by mass incarceration.
Elsinore Bennu Think Tank
Based out of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, the Elsinore-Bennu Think Tank designs programs which apply concepts of Restorative Justice to heal broken relationships in communities harmed by crime and social injustices. This process brings victim, offender and community together to resolve collectively how to deal with the aftermath of the offense and its implications for the future.
Pa based law projects : Abolitionist Law Center, Amistad Law Project, PA Insitutional Law Project
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls
“Creating the shift from a criminal legal system to community-led human justice! Together we will change the criminal legal system and end incarceration of women and girls.” The council hosts the #ClemencyWorks campaign which is a national Initiative with many groups working on towards clemency. They also host the annual Free Her conference.
CAN-DO advocates executive clemency for federal prisoners convicted of drug crimes. Justice through Clemency
Release Aging People in Prison
RAPP works to end mass incarceration and promote racial justice through the release from prison of older and aging people and those serving long and life sentences. New York Based
California Coalition for Women in Prison
CCWP is a grassroots social justice organization, with members inside and outside prison, that challenges the institutional violence imposed on women, transgender people, and communities of color by the prison industrial complex (PIC). We see the struggle for racial and gender justice as central to dismantling the PIC and we prioritize the leadership of the people, families, and communities most impacted in building this movement.
Survived and Punished NY
The #FreeThemNY campaign is a project of the New York affiliate of Survived and Punished, a grassroots prison abolitionist organization. Our campaign is dedicated to freeing criminalized survivors of gender violence held in prisons in New York. We call on Governor Cuomo to immediately use his clemency powers to free people from prisons.