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Yes, in My Back Yard

Yes, in My Back Yard is a web-based clearinghouse of information on closing and reusing prisons in the United States, providing facts, opinions and ideas about what happens when prisons close and how the empty buildings and surrounding property can be re-purposed in ways that benefit communities.

This website is the culmination of the work of an informal collection of lawyers, law professors, law students and policy advocates who are concerned about prosecutorial misconduct.

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Prison Map attempts to compile satellite images of every detention center in the United States, displaying overhead maps of nearly 5,000 facilities.

Real Cost of Prisons Project

Works to inform people about the real cost of prisons and mass incarceration; publishes the Real Cost of Prisons Comix; hosts the Coalition for Prisoners’ Rights Newsletters on their site.

All of Us or None

All of Us or None is a grassroots civil and human rights organization fighting for the rights of formerly- and currently- incarcerated people and our families.  We are fighting against the discrimination that people face every day because of arrest or conviction history.  The goal of All of Us or None is to strengthen the voices of people most affected by mass incarceration and the growth of the prison-industrial complex. Through our grassroots organizing, we are building a powerful political movement to win full restoration of our human and civil rights. Learn more about us by watching our videos Locked Up, Locked Out and Enough is Enough or check out our newspaper.

FICPM

At the forefront of leadership in the struggle to end the US system of mass incarceration stands the Formerly Incarcerated and Convicted People’s Movement (FICPM), a nationwide coalition of formerly incarcerated men and women who are holding forth a radical vision for justice and transformation, and who are putting that vision to work in towns and cities across the nation.

The site for Taxpayers for Improving Public Safety. Works to address the needs of “Inmates & Victims, Children and the Prison Reform Community,” with an emphasis on California, where they are based.

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