Organizations

No matter where you live or work you can organize against the private for-profit prison industry. At every level of community people are organizing to fight against this industry. 

Examples of Resolutions from Community Advocates

Black Lives Matter

We demand an end to the war against Black people. Since this country’s inception there have been named and unnamed wars on our communities. We demand an end to the criminalization, incarceration, and killing of our people. This includes:

9. An immediate end to the privatization of police, prisons, jails, probation, parole, food, phone and all other criminal justice related services.

Read more here 

NAACP

In 2012 the NAACP passed a resolution calling for abolition of private prisons citing, in part, several church organizations that “have all joined the NAACP in declaring their opposition to profit-making from the punishment of human beings and an abdication of our responsibility to care for our sisters and brothers.”

Read the resolution here