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Incarceration

The Chicago Freedom School (CFS) uses a liberatory education model to provide training for young people and adult allies around past movements with the goal of creating a more just future.

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Black & Pink National is a prison abolitionist organization that is dedicated to liberating the LGBTQIA+ folks living with HIV/AIDs who have been affected by the criminal punishment system.

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We Charge Genocide is a grassroots organization that centers the voices and experiences of young people most target by violence in Chicago.

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The Chicago Community Bond Fund (CCBF) pays bond for people who have been charged with crimes in Cook County, Illinois and whose communities cannot afford to pay bond themselves as a result of structural violence.

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Chicago Torture Justice Memorials (CTJM) aims to honor and to seek justice for the survivors of Chicago police torture, as well as their families and the African American communities that were affected by Chicago police torture.

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Critical Resistance is building a movement to end the prison industrial complex (PIC) by challenging carceral beliefs.

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Project Nia is working to end the incarceration of children and young adults by promoting restorative and trasnformative justice practices.

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Education Justice Project (EJP) is an initiative of education in Illinois consisting of incarcerated students, educators, formerly incarcerated individuals, and allies committed to a more just world.

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Freedom to Learn is a campaign to bring higher education into prisons, by working towards freedom to pursue higher education, to study without interference, be free from censorship, and continue this education after release.

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DePaul's Inside-Out program increases opportunities for men and women, inside and outside of prison, to have transformative learning experiences that emphasize collaboration and dialogue.

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Parole Illinois is working to bring a fair and inclusive parole system to illinois.

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SAI DePaul is a group of DePaul students working to draw attention to the injustices of the prison industrial complex, invest in alternatives to policing and incarceration and move towards the abolition of carceral violence in our communities. Check out their instagram to see past and future campaigns to support the community!

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Chicago Votes is a non-partisan, non-profit organization that is building towards a more inclusive democracy by putting power in the hands of young people in Chicago.

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Survived & Punished is a prison abolition organization that believes prisons, detention centers, all forms of law enforcement, and punitive prosecution are rooted in systems of violence. They are affiliated with Love & Protect, a letter writing freedom initiative that supposed Black Women and Femmes currently in the system.

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TGI Project is a group of transgender, gender variant, and intersex people - both inside and outside of prisons, jails, or detention centers - creating a united family in the struggle for freedom.

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