Grantees 2017 + Prisoners’ Rights

Above Waters Project

Golden, CO
2017
The mission of the Above Waters Project is to support and protect those currently and formerly incarcerated within the US penal system. We understand that grave injustice exists...

All of Us or None – Riverside

Corona, CA
2017, 2016, 2014, 2012
All of Us Or None is a national organizing initiative of prisoners, formerly incarcerated people, friends and loved ones that organize and take action to end the discrimination...

Chippewa Valley Ex-Prisoners Organizing

Eau Claire, WI
2017
ROC Wisconsin is an urgent call to our state to: Restore communities that have been harmed by mass incarceration; Restore families to wholeness and health; Restore balance, fiscal...

Countywide Family Development Center

Laurel, MS
2017, 2015, 2012, 2011
Countywide Family Development Center addresses zero tolerance and similar policies in the local schools that push kids into the juvenile justice system.

Critical Resistance - New York

New York, NY
2017, 2016
Critical Resistance seeks to build an international movement to end the Prison Industrial Complex by challenging the belief that caging and controlling people makes us safe. We believe...

Human Rights Coalition

Philadelphia, PA
2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
The Human Rights Coalition (HRC) is a group of predominately prisoners' families, ex-prisoners and some supporters. Our ultimate goal is to abolish prisons. The prison system is based...

Human Rights Coalition - Fed Up!

Pittsburgh, PA
2017, 2016, 2015, 2014
FedUp! is the Pittsburgh chapter of the Human Rights Coalition dedicated to upholding the rights of prisoners through providing resources and support, exposing injustices, and building relationships with...

Orleans Parish Prison Reform Coalition

New Orleans, LA
2017
The mission of Orleans Parish Prison Reform Coalition is to use education and organizing to decrease incarceration, increase oversight, and improve the conditions in Orleans Parish Prison, emphasizing...

Prison Justice and Whistleblowers Support Campaign

Pittsburgh, PA
2017, 2016
The Prisoner Justice and Whistleblower Support Campaign (PJWSC) developed out of the Dallas 6 Support Campaign, which was organized by prisoners and family members to defend Carrington Keys,...

Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition

Oakland, CA
2017, 2014, 2013
Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity (PHSS) is a coalition based in the Bay Area made up of grassroots organizations & community members committed to amplifying the voices of and...

Texans United for Families

Austin, TX
2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011
Texans United for Families (TUFF) came together during the fight to end family detention at the T. Don Hutto Detention Center, just north of Austin. TUFF is a...

Young Abolitionists

Boston, MA
2017, 2016
Young Abolitionists (YA) is a youth-led grassroots collective from Boston that formed in 2012 from a group of friends that came together to build resistance against the prison...

Youth Art & Self-Empowerment Project

Philadelphia, PA
2017, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011
The Youth Art & Self-Empowerment Project was created created in 2004. YASP has provided ongoing, year-round workshops for youth under 18 in the Philadelphia Prison System's adult jails...

Youth Organizing Institute

Durham, NC
2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
The Youth Organizing Institute (YOI) is a popular education leadership development program centered on empowering the lives and experiences of young people. YOIWe aim to stop racism and...

Youth Rise Texas

Austin, TX
2017
Youth Rise Texas is an Austin, Texas based organization, largely comprised of young women and queer youth of color, who have been impacted by the incarceration or deportation...