CPMP's step-by-step guide to stopping the construction of a prison in your town (69 pages)
The report, titled “Unlocking America: Why and How to Reduce America’s Prison Population,” is co-authored by nine leading criminology and penal experts. It “recommends significant reforms to the criminal justice system in order to reduce the prison population. Recommendations include reducing length of stay in prison and eliminating prison time for technical parole and probation violations.”
Nuestra guía paso a paso para detener una prisión en su ciudad, completamente traducido en español!
A pamphlet produced with Critical Resistance that explains how prisons are an issue of environmental justice, polluting the land, water, air and quality of life in the communities where they are sited.
Description of the impacts of prisons on Susanville,CA
Las Prisiones: Nuevas Formas de Racismo Ambiental
This study uses 1990 and 2000 census data to examine the economic and demographic impact of new state prisons on small town economies compared to changes that occurred during the decade in all other small towns.
An article by Rose Braz and Craig Gilmore that explores the connections between anti-prison and environmental justice organizing.
The paper examine the effects of state-run prisons, constructed in rural places between 1985 and 1995, on county earnings by employment sector, population, poverty rate, and degree of economic health.
An in-depth analysis of the rise of prisons in California, written by one of CPMP's co-founders.
Focuses on private prisons. Good information for building a case against prison expansion. For more information, visit www.goodjobsfirst.org
Essays about the effects prisons have on society.
A straightforward A-Z guide to the history, terminology and processes of the U.S. prison system.
A history of how Americans came to believe that policing and prisons are the only solutions to social problems.
Short pieces on individuals experiences with the criminal justice system.