Additional Resources

The stories shared by the men and women in RIKERS are just one way of understanding the incarceration system in the United States. To learn more, explore this list of resources which represents research, outreach and work being done across the nation.



  • ACLU Stop Solitary Campaign offers advocacy campaign tools and extensive resources for anyone interested in helping to end the practice of solitary confinement.
  • Center for Court Innovation is involved in many efforts to reduce incarceration, including bail reform.
  • Color of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization, helping people respond effectively to injustice in the world.
  • #Cut50 is a national bipartisan effort to smartly and safely reduce America’s incarcerated population by 50 percent over the next 10 years.
  • The Education from the Inside Out Coalition seeks to remove statutory and practical educational barriers for individuals with criminal justice involvement.
  • The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, challenging racial and economic injustice, and protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.
  • Essie Justice Group offers tools and resources for women with incarcerated loved ones to heal their families and communities, as well as advocate for ending mass incarceration.
  • Families Against Mandatory Minimums fights for smart sentencing laws that protect public safety.
  • Family ReEntry provides support and a variety of programs to people in Connecticut who have been involved in or impacted by the criminal justice system.
  • The Focus Forward Project offers a a 12-week education program that teaches life and work skills to incarcerated men and women charged with federal crimes, as well as those out on bail.
  • JustLeadership USA is dedicated to cutting the US correctional population in half by 2030, while reducing crime.
  • National Religious Campaign Against Torture mobilizes people of faith to end torture in prisons and jails, in particular the use of prolonged solitary confinement.
  • Stop Solitary for Kids is a national campaign to end solitary confinement of youth in juvenile and adult facilities in the United States.
  • The Sentencing Project promotes reforms in sentencing policy, addresses unjust racial disparities and advocates for alternatives to incarceration.
  • Solitary Watch is a watchdog group that investigates, reports and disseminates information on the use of solitary confinement.
  • Together to End Solitary Campaign offers information and resources to encourage people to host or participate in a variety of nation-wide events—such as vigils, solitary confinement cell installations and panel discussions.
  • The Vera Institute of Justice aims to build and improve justice systems that ensure fairness, promote safety and strengthen communities.
  • VOTE is a New Orleans-focused organization that provides national leadership with the goal of ending disenfranchisement and discrimination of people who have been convicted of a crime and transforming the city’s criminal justice system.