The Movement

Fighting to restore the balance of justice

The private prison abolition movement is large and diverse. There is no one political ideology, faith, or system of beliefs that all abolitionists have in common.


Many groups have passed resolutions calling for abolition of private prisons, including churches, legal organizations, labor groups, and universities.


The criminal justice reform movement is a big tent. We work with individuals and organizations that share our vision of a more just and equitable justice system.

State Info

The current landscape of state policies toward private prisons is volatile, with some banning their use while others have adopted them. We do our best to track those changes.