our work

BAIL REFORM

Unjust and for-profit bail systems needlessly lock up millions of people who haven't been convicted of a crime just because they can't afford to pay bail. We're overhauling this harmful system that strips people of their rights, targets poor people and people of color, and hurts families and communities. 

Learn more about our recent legal case challenging Randolph County's wealth-based detention. 

SENTENCING REFORM

We must reduce both the number of people entering jails and prisons, and the extreme laws and policies that drive extraordinarily long prison terms. 

Learn more about our work during the 2019 Alabama Legislative Session.

PROSECUTORIAL REFORM

Prosecutors across the country work towards convictions, not justice. These elected officials bear great responsbility for driving mass incarceration. We're changing that by challenging prosecutorial abuse in the courts and legislatures and through voter education. 

Learn more about our engagement with the Jefferson County District Attorney race in 2018.

REENTRY

Each year, 600,000 men and women nationwide return from prison to their communities. Yet the challenges do not end once the prison bars are lifted. They face nearly 50,000 federal, state, and local legal restrictions that make it difficult to reintegrate back into society. We are working to end the collateral consequences that are imposed on people living with a criminal record.

Learn more about how to restore voting rights in Alabama when disenfranchised due to felony convictions.