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Learn more about the issues, community activism and how you can play a role in criminal justice reform today

Early Release for Federal Prisoners

109th Congress, 1st Session: HR 3072: To Revive The System Of Parole For Federal Prisoners, And For Other Purposes. Introduced in the House by Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL), 6/27/05 109th Congress, 1st Session: HR 3602: The Literacy, Education, and Rehabilitation Act (LERA). Introduced in the House by Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), 6/27/05. Special thanks go to Federal Prison Policy Project for getting this bill introduced.

Sister Marches and Rallies: For those who can't make it to Washington, DC, but wish to offer support and solidarity.

The Patrick Crusade is hosting a DC March Transportation Online Forum. Whether you're organizing bus trips and car pools, or just looking for a ride, this is the place to connect.

The Patrick Crusade is also hosting a forum: Why Am I Going To The March On DC? We'd like to hear from you - these informal messages will be available for media and promotional contacts.

Review large collections of online and published resources you, or your group will need for organizing and mobilizing your friends, family and community.

Justice Policy Institute is a non-profit research and a public policy organization dedicated to ending society's reliance on incarceration and promoting effective and just solutions to social problems.

The Real Cost of Prisons Project brings together prison/justice policy activists with political economists to create popular education workshops and materials which explore both the immediate and long-term costs of incarceration on the individual, her/his family, community and the nation. The goals of the Real Cost of Prisons Project are to strengthen and deepen the organizing capacity of grassroots prison/justice activists and to broaden the public's understanding of the economic and social consequences of mass incarceration.

Bottom's Up, a Guide to Grassroots Organizing: A comprehensive, step-by-step primer in how to educate the public and get the social change you want. Useful for both beginning activists and seasoned organizers, this how-to manual updates yearly by our friends at the November Coalition.

Drug War Facts: "A valuable resource for anyone concerned with drug policy." - Ira Rosen, Senior Producer, ABC News. "A compendium of facts that fly in the face of accepted wisdom." - David F. Duncan, Clinical Associate Professor, Brown University Medical School

Drug War Graphs - a collection of Incarceration Figures in stark graph format. Download as individual full-color images or complete PDF Format sets. Brought to you by the November Coalition.

Truth: The Anti-Drug War - a vast compilation of facts & figures by private citizen Brian C. Bennett

Prison Reform Organizations

These are the more prominent organizations out of literally hundreds. For a comprehensive list, visit the Media Awareness' Project Reform Groups Links search engine

California Prison Moratorium Project seeks to stop all public and private prison construction in California. The money saved from California's prison construction budget should be used to fund and actively pursue alternatives to imprisonment for as many people as possible.

Castle of Hope is a advocacy group that focuses on the treatment of prisoners and helping men and women when they get out of prison.

Common Sense for Drug Policy

Critical Resistance Home Page - A national organization dedicated to opposing the expansion of the prison industrial complex.

Drug Resource Coordination Network (DRCNet)

FACTS (Families to Amend California's Three Strikes)

Human Rights and the Drug War (HR95)

Illicit Drug Policies: Selected Laws from the 50 States

Jeff Dicks Coalition is an organization that focuses on getting medical help for prisoners who are being medically neglected. We try to stop the abuses committed on prisoners by guards, the rapes, beatings and the killing of prisoners just because they can do it.

Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP)

Making the Walls Transparent. Florida State Prison Reform

Media Awareness Project (MAPInc)

Medical Assisted Treatment. Website dedicated to helping people with addictions. Includes case law to help prisoners receive the medical treatment they need.

Middle Ground Prison Reform, Inc.

National African American Drug Policy Coalition

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML)

Native American Indian Spiritual Freedom in Prison.

New Vision Organization. Due to the lack of interest and the harsh sentencing policies enacted by the Federal and State government, prisoners and their families are forced to live a life of hopelessness and despair.

November Coalition, working to end drug war injustice

Pain Relief Network (PRN)

PATRICK Crusade is a Prison and Judicial reform group dedicated to human rights for every human being. It cites cases, law & government, prison links, organization links, research links and much more.

Prisoners with Children Legal Services advocates for the human rights and empowerment of incarcerated parents, children, family members and people at risk for incarceration.

Real Reform 2004: Reform The Rockefeller Drug Laws

Reconsider: Forum on Drug Policy

Restorative Justice Campaign. Restorative justice programs are used in every region of the world, and applied in virtually every phase of the criminal justice system.

Rutherford Institute. Founded in 1982 by constitutional attorney and author John W. Whitehead, The Rutherford Institute is a civil liberties organization that provides free legal services to people whose constitutional and human rights have been threatened or violated.

Students for Sensible Drug Policy (SSDP)

Unitarian Universalists for Drug Policy Reform (UUDPR)

Women's Organization for National Prohibition Reform (WONPR)

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Join Family Members and Friends of People Incarcerated, along with:

Patrick Crusade
Bars None Organization
Humane Treatment 4 Human Beings
November Coalition
Miracles Of Hope Network
Kevin Curtis, Music/Songwriter
Making The Walls Transparent
FACTS (Families to Amend
California's Three Strikes)

Family Members of People Incarcerated
Efficacy Online
The Drug Policy Alliance
Prison Art Project
Southern Center For Human Rights
Innocent in Prison Project International
Inmate Activists
NY City AIDS Housing Network
StoptheDrugWar.org: The Drug Reform Coordination Network (DRCNet)
The Prisons Foundation
WONPR (Women's Organization for National Prohibition Reform)
All Of Us Or None
PeterLove, Singer/Songwriter
CAN-DO:Justice Through Clemency
US Marijuana Party
South Carolinians for Drug Law Reform
St. Mark Union Church
New Vision Organization, Inc.
FILO, Inc. (Families of
Incarcerated Loved Ones)
California Prison Focus
The Harambee Radio Network
The Open Society Institute
Alliance for Inmates with AIDS
The Advocate 4 Justice, LLC
Prison Action Network
Fight For Lifers Inc.
LEAP (Law Enforcement
Against Prohibition)
Families and Communities United
School of the Americas Watch (SOA)
Critical Resistance: Baltimore, MD
Critical Resistance: Washington, DC
Critical Resistance: Atlanta, GA
Southern Poverty Law Center
Project HOPE To
Abolish The Death Penalty

The Refuge of St. Petersburg, Florida
Unblock The Vote
Time For Change Foundation
NYC Jericho Amnesty Movement
ACLU Capital Punishment Project
SSDP (Students For
Sensible Drug Policy)
Senate Select Community Committee on Calfornia's Correctional System
Urban Leadership Institute
FOXO (Fraternal Order
of X-Offenders)
Right To Vote: Campaign To
End Felony Disenfranchisement

Annie Armen Live Talk Radio
Books Not Bars
Youth Justice Coalition
FPPP (Federal Prison Policy Project)
TOPS (The Ordinary Peoples Society)
Silva Rivera Law Project
Ohio Family LINKS
Conjoin, Inc.
Harm Reduction Coalition
Kids In Court
Imprisoned Children
World Advocates For Children
Breaking The Chains
Justice Works!
The Real Cost of Prisons Project
American Humanist Association
Black Women's Defense League
Voice of the Ex-Offender (VOTE)
Kansas City Social Justice
Better Opportunities For
Our People (Alabama)
Concerned Citizens, Alabama
1st Responders Service
Prison Service Project
P.S. - Parole Support, FL

And many others. Please register so that you can be listed as well. Thank you. See you in Washington!

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