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The Sentencing Project
The Sentencing Project works for a fair and effective U.S. criminal justice system by promoting reforms in sentencing policy, addressing unjust racial disparities and practices, and advocating for alternatives to incarceration.
Women and Prison
Women and Prison: A Site for Resistance makes visible women's experiences in the criminal justice system. Documenting these stories is integral to this project of resistance. The stories are supported by a collection of resources, such as organizations, reports, essays, and links to a wide range of information on women and prison.
ACLU's Facts about the Over-Incarceration of Women in the United States
The ACLU has compiled facts and statistics that help to highlight the growing numbers of the incarceration of women.
Criminal Justice Fact Sheet
The NAACP's Fact Sheet on Incarceration Trends, Racial Disparities, Drug Sentences, Contributing Factors, and more contains statistics, comparisons, and projections.
Learn more about the author of Orange is the New Black and her advocacy for prison reform.
National Institute of Corrections: Women Offenders
The National Institute of Corrections has compiled a list of resources on women in prison, a directory of programs for women offenders, and resources for working with the families of offenders.
National Resource Center on Justice Involved Women
From the website: The National Resource Center on Justice-Involved Women was established to assist practitioners in understanding and applying the lessons learned from research, promising practices, and the insights of justice-involved women themselves, as practitioners strive to transform the criminal justice system into one that is more gender-responsive – and ultimately more effective.
Women's Prison Association's Quick Facts: Women and Criminal Justice
These quick facts from the Women's Prison Association from 2009 detail the recent increase in the incarceration of women.
Women's Prison Association's Quick Facts: Incarcerated Mothers and their Children
These quick facts from the Women's Prison Association detail the effects of incarceration on motherhood.
You Just Got Out of Prison. Now What?
The New York Times article about two ex-convicts who pick inmates up form prison, helping them to transition back into society on their first day out.
National Institute of Justice: Offender Reentry
The National Institute of Justice's Offender Reentry offers an overview of reentry as well as a reentry research portfolio, which includes information on collateral consequences, employment, and Second Chance Act Demonstration programs.
Prisoner Reentry Institute
From the website: The mission of the Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) at John Jay College of Criminal Justice is to spur innovation and improve practice in the field of reentry by advancing knowledge; translating research into effective policy and service delivery; and fostering effective partnerships between criminal justice and non-criminal justice disciplines.
National Institute of Corrections: Offender Reentry/Transition
The National Institute of Corrections offers information on their reentry programs, including The Transition from Jail to Community Initiative and The Transition from Prison to Community Initiative.