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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. 


National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

NACDL News Release: NACDL Opposes Private Prisons and Urges Sweeping Reforms in the Absence of a Ban

"At its 2017 annual meeting on July 29, 2017, in San Francisco, the Board of Directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) adopted a statement and resolution opposing prison privatization and urging various critical reforms to the extent incarcerated individuals in the United States continue to be housed in privately-operated prisons and jails. The issue was studied in great depth by NACDL's Corrections Committee, which developed and presented the statement and resolution adopted by NACDL's Board of Directors."

Read the resolution here

Japanese Americans Citizens League

A resolution on the National Council of the Japanese American Citizens League opposing reliance on mass incarceration and private for-profit prisons.

Read the resolution here

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 


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