“Stop Punishing Taxpayers, Start Rebuilding Community” E-book

“Stop Punishing Taxpayers, Start Rebuilding Community” E-book

After 10 years of research, the Coalition just produced this Taxpayers Report to help people understand what it will take to do jail reform, to reverse the fallout and impact of mass incarceration on the people economically.  This document was produced for the benefit...

No Needs Assessment

Why is it that a County government can ask for a $122.5 Million dollar expansion – without answering taxpayers concerns, without studying alternative economic options, and without producing a solid Needs Assessment that assesses the impacts of this project on...

Goal: 50% Reduction in Jail Consumption

We know this sounds like we are just talking business…but the fact is, overcriminalization is not about justice.  It is business.  So the growth of the jail industry is fed by a marketing funnel…and what we need to do is change the focus. We support this...
Do-Overs!  Restorative Solutions Conference

Do-Overs! Restorative Solutions Conference

      This conference was well attended by a diverse group of folks who have been incarcerated and many who were friends, family or advocates for social justice.  We learned so much more about the disbiosis of our systems…how they disproportionately target...

Hardships at ReEntry: Hidden Costs of No ID

Hardships for Re-Entering Citizens Some people believe the reason for high recidivism rates, or re-incarceration after people are released, is because the prisoner hasn’t learned their lesson.  I was one of those people…until I heard about the prisoner identification...