Helpful Links

A resource page for Prison Reform, Social Change and Justice.

American Civil Liberties Union – The ACLU dares to create a more perfect union — beyond one person, party, or side. Our mission is to realize this promise of the United States Constitution for all and expand the reach of its guarantees.

Between The Bars – Between the Bars is a weblog platform for people in prison, through which the 1% of Americans who are in prison can tell their stories.

Brennan Center for Justice – Defend Democracy. Reform Justice. Protect the Constitution. The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU Law works to build an America that is democratic, just, and free.

Campaign to End Life Imprisonment – A record one of every seven people in U.S. prisons is serving a life sentence. While most have committed a violent offense, research finds that people age out of criminal behavior — producing diminishing returns for public safety. The world’s platform for change – is the world’s largest petition platform, using technology to empower more than 200 million users to create the change they want to see.

Equal Justice Initiative – EJI works to end mass incarceration, excessive punishment, and racial inequality.

Impact Justice – Impact Justice dares to dream of a humane and restorative system of justice in America. Through innovation, research, policy, and advocacy, we are forging a new path to a justice system that is fair to all of us.

Inmate Blogger – A Collection of Blogs Written By Men and Women In Prison.

Innocence Project: Help us put an end to wrongful convictions! – The Innocence Project exonerates the wrongly convicted through DNA testing and reforms the criminal justice system to prevent future injustices.

Michigan Collaborative To End Mass Incarceration – A broad-based, statewide, non-partisan collaboration representing non-profit, faith-based, advocacy, grassroots, and service organizations united to end mass incarceration in Michigan.

Michigan Justice Advocacy; A Voice for the Voiceless – Michigan Justice Advocacy is a 501(c)(4) social welfare non-profit organization. We are comprised of a Board of Directors, staff, interns and supporters who are building a coalition that includes criminal justice reform organizations, stakeholders, and Michigan’s legislature.

MoveOn: People-Powered Progress – MoveOn is a community of millions of Americans from all walks of life who use innovative technology to lead, participate in, and win campaigns for progressive change.

O’Mara Law Group – An extensive guide to help family members or friends in case a loved one is arrested, which is important to know if they are unfamiliar with the process. The guide includes information about the steps to take after the arrest, what to be aware of if your loved one has mental health issues or disabilities, if they are a minor, and much more.

Prison Families Alliance – The primary purpose and focus of the Friends and Family of Incarcerated Persons, Inc. (theFFIP) is to help those who are left behind when society removes our loved ones from us.

Safe & Just Michigan – “We know improving access to jobs and housing is a smart public safety strategy.

The Marshall Project – A nonprofit news organization covering the U.S. criminal justice system.

The Sentencing Project – The Sentencing Project has worked for a fair and effective U.S. criminal justice system for 30 years.