All of Us or None is a grassroots civil rights organization fighting for the rights of formerly – and currently – incarcerated people and their families. They are fighting against the discrimination that people face every day because of arrest or conviction history. The goal of All of Us or None is to strengthen the voices of people most affected by mass incarceration and the growth of the prison-industrial complex. They are working on a number of great campaings, including ‘Ban The Box’ which calls for removing the question and check box, “Have you been convicted by a court?” from applications for employment, housing, public benefits, insurance, loans and other services.
Check out all of their projects at: prisonerswithchildren.org/our-projects/allofus-or-none
Fortune offers a holistic array of programs for formerly incarcerated low income New Yorkers through a “one stop shop” model of services that includes case management (crisis intervention, needs assessment, referral and counseling), housing (emergency, congregate, and scatter-site), education (literacy, math, GED preparation), employment services, outpatient substance abuse treatment, family services, health services for those living with HIV/AIDS, outpatient mental health services, and lifetime aftercare.
The Fortune Society have a great collection of resources and tool kits on their website: fortunesociety.org
On the Out – Zine about life after prison
A new publication has recently been produced by Bristol ABC (United Kingdom). On the Out is a collection of writings by ex-prisoners and their supporters on life after prison. This pamphlet aims to tear down the walls surrounding licenses and probation for the world to see. In this zine we have collected several articles, interviews and discussions from former prisoners and their supporters about their experiences after prison. Including pieces on social control through license conditions, tagging, the emotional affects of repression, how to support someone leaving prison and more.
Download the zine here: bristolabc.wordpress.com/2013/10/16/new-publication-on-the-out
Phoenix Rising Transitions is a nonprofit organization in the Portland (Oregon) metropolitan area. They work in prisons and the community partnering with those who are incarcerated to make a smooth and successful transition into the community as they are released. Their goal is to transform lives and reduce the likelihood that people will commit new crimes and return to prison. They do this through skill-building and relationship-building, both before and after release from prison. They also aim to transform the community in order to make successful transition more attainable through community organizing action.
Find out more at: phoenix-rising-transitions.org
Red Lodge aim to prevent incarceration and reduce recidivism primarily among Native American women and men. To provide assistance for individuals released from jails and prisons, who are working on creating a better life for themselves, their children, and communities. To supply transition information, guidance and support, to Native American individuals, families and communities. To prevent and reduce incarceration by breaking the cycle of chemical addiction, violence, abuse, hatred, hopelessness and neglect.
Find out more at: redlodgetransition.org
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