WRONGFUL CONVICTION ADVOCACY
ORGANIZATIONS + RESOURCES

Injustice Watch
Exposes institutional failures that obstruct justice and equality

Innocence Network
68 organizations worldwide working to exonerate the unjustly convicted

The National Registry of Exonerations
Maintains updated reports, statistics, and infographics by state of every known exoneration in the United States since 1989

The Marshall Project
Sustains a sense of national urgency about the U.S. criminal justice system

Witness to Innocence
Empowers exonerated death row survivors and their family members to become effective leaders in the abolition movement

TIME Magazine Special Edition
Innocent: The Fight Against Wrongful Convictions
(Feb 2017)





RESOURCES FOR PRISONERS + THEIR FAMILIES

Cut50
Works to reduce the prison population while making communities safer

Critical Resistance
Challenges the prison industrial complex

Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
Organizes communities to divest from prisons and punishment, and towards opportunities for all

Equal Justice Institute
Creates hope through challenging poverty and racial injustice and advocating for equal treatment in the criminal justice system

Homeboy Industries
Supports formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women

Legal Services for Prisoners with Children
Organizes communities most impacted by the criminal justice system

The Prison Activist Resource Center
Resources for organizing against the prison industrial complex

The Sentencing Project
Promotes reforms in sentencing policy, addresses unjust racial disparities and practices, and advocates for alternatives to incarceration

Women’s Prison Association
Helps women with criminal justice histories see new possibilities for themselves and their families

 

Death Penalty Abolition Organizations

Amnesty International's program to abolish the death penalty.

The ACLU's campaign to abolish the death penalty

Campaign to End the Death Penalty
Political opposition to the death penalty

Catholic Mobilizing Network’s Catholics Against the Capital Punishment promotes restorative justice

Conservatives Concerned About the Death Penalty
Questions a system marked by inefficiency, inequity, and inaccuracy

Death Penalty Information Center
Best source of data about the death penalty

Death Penalty Focus
Focuses on public education, grassroots organizing and political advocacy, media outreach, and coalition-building

National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
Supports efforts to abolish the death penalty in the US and worldwide

Unitarian Universalists for Alternatives to the Death Penalty
Seeks to give witness to the six UUA resolutions calling for an end to capital punishment

 

BUDDHIST + MINDFULNESS
RESOURCES FOR PRISONERS

Human Kindness Foundation
Provides free spiritual books to prisoners

Liberation Prison Project
Offers Buddhist books and guides to inmates; a project of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT)

Prison Mindfulness Institute (formerly Prison Dharma Network)
Promotes mindfulness practices of the world's great contemplative traditions and contemporary therapy in correctional institutions and envisioning transformative justice

Prison Yoga Project
Assist prisons, governmental agencies, private entities, and individuals in establishing trauma-informed yoga and mindfulness programs

Sravasti Abbey’s Prison Dharma Program
Provides free Buddhist books & media to inmates and prison chapel libraries

Wisdom Publications
Major Buddhist publishing house provides free books to prisoners

 

BUDDHIST + MINDFULNESS
RESOURCES FOR YOUTH

Buddhist Peace Fellowship
Shares spiritual/political practices and resources for social justice advocates

Empower Your City’s Peacemaker Fellowship
Peacemaking study, practice, and mentoring groups in Oakland, CA

Inward Bound Mindfulness Education
Provides mindfulness program for teens & adults

Mind Body Awareness Project
Teaches mindfulness & emotional literacy for at-risk youth

Social, Emotional, and Ethical (SEE) Learning
Empowers educators with free, online, global K-12 tools to foster attention training, compassion and ethical discernment, systems thinking, resilience and trauma-informed practices

Tools for Peace
Inspiring youth to develop kindness and compassion through mindfulness & emotional literacy