Human Rights

  • California Families to Abolish Solitary Confinement - CFASC is dedicated to stopping the inhumane treatment of prisoners within the California penal system, especially those held in solitary confinement. Their ultimate goal is to end the use of solitary confinement, with short-term goals to reduce the use of solitary confinement and to insist on due process and fairness. CFASC supports the five core demands put forth by the Pelican Bay Hunger Strikers. 

  • California Prison Focus - CPF is a human rights and civil rights group that investigates conditions in the California SHUs (control/isolation units), organizes and advocates for prisoners' rights, and provides self-help legal materials including "Challenging Gang Validation" manual (see listing at the end of this directory). Write for publications list.

  • Human Rights Coaliton - HRC's mission is to build a coalition of prisoner's family members and "make visible to the public the injustice and abuse that are common practice throughout our judicial and prison systems across the US."

  • Malcom X Grassroots Movement - The Malcolm X Grassroots Movement is an organization of Afrikans in America/New Afrikans whose mission is to defend the human rights of our people and promote self-determination in our community.

  • Prisoners' Legal Services of Massachusetts - Prisoners' Legal Services promotes the safe, humane and lawful treatment of Massachusetts prisoners through civil rights litigation, administrative advocacy, client counseling, and outreach to policy makers and the public. Prisoners' Legal Services Litigation Priority Areas are: Health Care, including mental health care; Staff Assaults; Extreme Conditions of Confinement; & Segregation. 

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