Resources to Break the Chains

The Sentencing Project works to eliminate mandatory sentencing.  Their web site provides excellent data on how inequitable our judicial and correctional systems have become as well as news related to “enfranchinging” ex-offenders.

The Innocence Project and the Northwestern University Law School’s Center on Wrongful Convictions are two organizations working to exonerate those who are wrongfully convicted. Their web sites include the stories of many men and women who were unjustly condemned and imprisoned.  You can also watch stories of wrongful convictions on YouTube

Prison Fellowship International is a global organization advocating for prisoners and their families, the restorative justice model and elimination of the death penalty around the world.  To learn more about Restorative Justice link HERE

CLAIM is  Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers and works to redress the damage caused to children due to having their mother removed from them.  They also provide legal educational classes to women who are detained or imprisoned to help them retain their parental rights.


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