• [Featured Organization] Prison Policy Initiative We first heard of the Prison Policy Initiative through their campaign against postcard-only policies in jails. It hit us close to home when we got wind that the Santa Barbara sheriff was trying to implement a postcard-only policy in Santa Barbara county. PPI’s accompanying report on the matter, “Return to Sender,”  takes a revealing look at the […] No responses September 9, 2013
  • [Featured Organization] An Interview with David Inocencio of the Beat Within David Inocencio is the coolest. He’s one of those guys who starts talking about his passion — bringing a voice to the voiceless incarcerated masses — and you think to yourself, “Why can’t everyone be such a badass crusader for human rights and the arts?” But that’s just what David does. As founder of The Beat […] No responses August 13, 2013
  • The Morpheus Youth Project Morpheus Youth Project (MYP) in Portland, Oregon, strives to create a safe space both inside and outside of youth correctional facilities that supports growth and opportunity through the arts and humanities. We interviewed Founder and Director Carlos Chavez, a Chicano/Hip Hop activist, radio journalist, and local leader in cultural identity training and community building for […] No responses June 17, 2013
  • [Featured Organization] Prison Arts Coalition The Prison Arts Coalition is an awesome national network of people making art in and around the American prison system. PAC provides support and guidance  to people who are interested in developing prison arts programs or people looking to support incarcerated and formerly incarcerated artists. This week we interviewed Wendy Jason, PAC Manager, on PAC’s roots, the […] No responses May 20, 2013
  • Featured Organization: Justice For Families Justice For Families is an organization that is doing really great work nationwide to end our mass youth incarceration epidemic. They work on a multitude of levels: supporting families with youth in the system, training family members to be advocates for reform and helping them to testify for policy change. You can read their awesome […] 4 responses April 17, 2013
  • Featured Organization: Campaign for Youth Justice Lately, we have been receiving from powerful emails from you, our readers, asking, essentially “now what?” You see the kids, you read their stories, and you want to do something: you want to make a change. So to better channel that energy we are working to turn our “Take Action Page” into a better resource […] No responses October 22, 2012