Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse – https://clearinghouse.net/
This website hosted by the University of Michigan collects legal filings/orders and information from historical and current civil rights cases, including prisoners’ rights cases, across the United States. This incredible resource features a detailed and searchable database that can be searched by the type of case, by name, by the type of filing, etc.
Prison Policy Initiative – https://www.prisonpolicy.org/
The non-profit, non-partisan Prison Policy Initiative produces cutting edge research to expose the broader harm of mass criminalization and then sparks advocacy campaigns to create a more just society. PPI regularly produces 50-state surveys of issues affecting people incarcerated, including labor, commissary costs, and video visits.
Covid-19 Behind Bars Data Project – https://law.ucla.edu/centers/criminal-justice/criminal-justice-program/related-programs/covid-19-behind-bars-data-project/
This project, created by the UCLA Prison Law and Policy Program, tracks Covid-19 conditions in jails and prisons and the efforts – both in and out of court – to decrease jail and prison populations and improve conditions to ensure the safety of residents and staff.
The Appeal – https://theappeal.org/
The Appeal produces original journalism about criminal justice that engages the public and holds officials to account. They focus on the most significant drivers of mass incarceration, which occur at the state and local level.
The Marshall Project – https://www.themarshallproject.org/
The Marshall Project is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news organization that seeks to create and sustain a sense of national urgency about the U.S. criminal justice system. Through award-winning journalism, partnerships with other news outlets, and public forums, the Marshall Project strives to educate and enlarge the audience of people who care about the state of criminal justice.
Promise of Justice Initiative – https://promiseofjustice.org/
The Promise of Justice Initiative is a non-profit organization that advocates for criminal justice reform, civil rights protections, the abolition of the death penalty, and ending other excessive inhumane punishments. PJI works alongside impacted men and women seeking fair and just treatment under the law though civil rights litigation, capacity building, and strategic defense litigation.
VOTE – https://www.vote-nola.org/
VOTE is a grassroots organization founded and run by formerly incarcerated people (FIP), our families and our allies. They are dedicated to restoring the full human and civil rights of those most impacted by the criminal (in)justice system through organizing and policy change.
Operation Restoration – https://or-nola.org/about-or
Operation Restoration supports women and girls impacted by incarceration to recognize their full potential, restore their lives, and discover new possibilities. This non-profit delivers services, research, and advocacy to support and uplift the experiences of incarcerated women and girls.