Criminal Justice System Websites

Anti-Recidivism Coalition

Provides a comprehensive approach to re-entry including mentorship, mental health services, supportive housing, access to jobs and education, and opportunities to advocate for criminal...
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Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, offers information, tips, and resources to help people with criminal convictions overcome barriers they might...
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Center for Prison Reform

An advocacy group of like-minded partners that support prison reform at every stage of the process: A think tank of leading academic...
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Columbia University Justice Lab

Combines original research, policy development, and community engagement to propel the project of justice reform. In their vision, justice depends on peaceful...
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Council on Criminal Justice

An independent and nonpartisan organization, the Council serves as a center and developer of policy and leadership for the criminal justice field....
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Dave’s Killer Bread

A bakery in Milwaukie, Oregon that produces the #1 organic bread in America. Believes in giving people second chances at life and...
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Dismas Ministries

Renews and strengthens the faith of the imprisoned by providing them with free scripture, faith and prayer resources. Click here for more...
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Equal Justice Initiative (EJI)

Provides legal representation to condemned prisoners, juvenile offenders, people wrongly convicted or charged with violent crimes, poor people denied effective representation, and...
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Equal Justice USA

A national organization that works to transform the justice system by promoting responses to violence that break cycles of trauma. Works at the...
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First Step Alliance

A non-profit organization committed to charitable and educational causes that help advance successful reentry and sustainable financial independence for justice-involved individuals. Seeks...
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Homeboy Industries

Provides hope, training, and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated men and women allowing them to redirect their lives and become...
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Human Rights Watch

Provides an international perspective on prison issues with a human rights focus.  Click here for more information.

Incarceration Reform

A digital resource center for criminal justice reform in Illinois, including topics such as the system & bias; cash bail; diversion and...
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Innocence Project

Works to free innocent people who remain incarcerated, and to bring reform to the system responsible for their unjust imprisonment. Learn more.

Inside Out Network (ION)

The Inside Out Network (ION) is a statewide network of service providers, churches, ministries, volunteers, and advocates that offers a way to...
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JustFaith Ministries

Offers programs and resources to people of faith to sustain them in their compassionate commitment to build a more just and peaceful...
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Justice Action Network

Expands and drives forward the building criminal justice reform effort in the U.S., turning national momentum and widespread support into concrete action....
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Kolbe House

An agency of the Department of Parish Life and Formation of the Archdiocese of Chicago and deals directly with those involved in...
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Offers a guide with over 100 different articles, websites and books in support of communities for academics, students, police departments, and anyone...
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Outrageous Justice

A resource from the Prison Fellowship, that uses a small-group curriculum, designed to awaken Christians to the need for justice that restores....
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POV Films

POV (“point of view”) Films is television’s longest-running showcase for independent non-fiction films. Premieres 14-16 of the best, most innovative programs every...
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Prison Education Foundation

A non-profit, tax-exempt public charity dedicated to transforming the lives of incarcerated men and women by encouraging educational achievement and providing post-secondary...
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Prison Fellowship Ministries

Partners with local churches across the country to minister to prisoners, ex-prisoners, and their families. Click here for more information.

Prison Insider

Aims at raising awareness about detention conditions and upholding the rights and dignity of those deprived of freedom throughout the world. Provides...
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Prison Phone Justice

A resource of the Human Rights Defense Center, aims to provide current information on the high costs of phone calls from state...
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Prison Policy Initiative

Produces cutting edge research to expose the broader harm of mass criminalization, and sparks advocacy campaigns to create a more just society....
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Prison Scholar Fund (PSF)

An organization that is committed to providing educational opportunities, professional development, transitional support, and advocacy for those impacted by incarceration. PSF partners...
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Prison Visitation & Support

A volunteer visitation program to federal and military prisons throughout the United States. Click here for more information.

Project Return

Provide services and connects people with resources needed to return successfully to work and community after incarceration. Read more.

Represent Justice

Turns stories into action in order to accelerate social change. Through producing entertainment media and impact campaigns featuring stories of hope, justice,...
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Restorative Justice Online

A collaboration between Prison Fellowship International and the Centre for Justice and Reconciliation, works to develop and promote restorative justice in criminal...
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Encourages Christians to put their faith into action in the passionate pursuit of social justice, peace, and environmental stewardship through resources like...
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St. Leonard’s Ministries

Provides comprehensive residential, case management, and employment services for those released from prison in the Chicago area without resources needed to rebuild...
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Study, Think, Act, Respond Together. Promotes a way to study and work together with others to create a better world. Learn more...
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Statistic Brain

Provides accurate and timely statistics on a wide variety of subjects. Click here for more information on child incarceration rates. Click here...
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Strong Women

A production of the Still Point Theater Collective in Chicago, this short theatrical piece is created from poetry written by women incarcerated...
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The Bail Project

A national revolving bail fund to prevent incarceration and combat racial and economic disparities in the bail system. Learn more. 

The BARD Initiative

Creates the opportunity for incarcerated men and women to earn a Bard College degree while serving their sentences. Click here for more...
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The Center for Restorative Justice

Works in the field of violent-offense (post-incarceration) mediation by adopting the concept of circle remedies. Click here for more information.

The Marshall Project

A nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization that seeks to create and sustain a sense of national urgency about the U.S. criminal justice system....
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The National Prison Project

This division of the NAACP Branch and Field Services Department, works to re-enfranchise former felons who have served their sentence, reactivate former...
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The Sentencing Project

Works for a fair and effective U.S. criminal justice system by producing groundbreaking research to promote reforms in sentencing policy, address unjust...
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The Visiting Room Project

A digital experience that invites the public to sit face-to-face with people serving life without the possibility of parole to hear them...
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Unidos US

Formerly known as NCLR—Unidos is a nonpartisan voice for Latinos. They serve the Hispanic community through research, policy analysis, and state and...
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World Prison Brief

An online database from the Institute for Crime and Justice Policy Research, providing free access to information on prison systems around the...
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Write a Prisoner

A resource for both those in prison and those who would like to reach out to a prisoner but are unable to...
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Written Inside

A series of podcasts from WBEZ in Chicago, about life inside a maximum-security prison cell, adapted from essays written at Stateville Correctional...
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