The National Prison Project is dedicated to ensuring that prisons in the United States, jails, and detention centers comply with the U.S. Constitution, domestic law, and human rights principles.
Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 3 million supporters, members and activists in over 150 countries and territories who campaign to end grave abuses of human rights. In 2012, the group published The Edge of Endurance: Conditions in California’s Security Housing Units – an investigation of the conditions of confinement endured by more than 3,000 prisoners in California.
The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth is dedicated to seeking a just alternative to sentencing youth to die in prison that will still hold youth accountable for their crimes.
The Anti-Recidivism Coalition changes lives and creates safe, healthy communities by providing a support and advocacy network for, and comprised of, formerly incarcerated men and women.
Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. In 2008, the group published “When I Die…They’ll Send Me Home” – a report (updated in 2012) about youth sentenced to Life Without Parole in California.
The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. The group’s Justice Fund works to ensure a more effective justice system by promoting practices that enhance community safety and reduce the excessive use of incarceration.
The Sentencing Project works for a fair and effective criminal justice system by promoting reforms in sentencing policy and addressing racial disparities.
Vera combines expertise in research, demonstration projects, and technical assistance to help leaders in government and civil society improve the systems people rely on for justice and safety. Center on Sentencing and Corrections (CSC) works with government leaders to advance criminal justice policies that promote fairness, protect public safety, and ensure that resources are used efficiently.