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‘What can we do to help create 150 years of change in 10 years?’

The leaders of the Institute to End Mass Incarceration describe the Institute’s mission and its strategy for change.

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Announcing Inquest, a forum for advancing bold decarceral ideas

With a mission to examine the deep roots and many branches of the American carceral […]

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The Institute has fresh and exciting ideas and strategies to help build collective power from the ground up, and to support that power with new models

David Ayala National Organizer, Formerly Incarcerated, Convicted People & Families Movement; Advisory Board Member, Institute to End Mass Incarceration

ACTION, INNOVATION, ANALYSIS

Our Work

We support communities working to bring about the end of mass incarceration—through organizing and action, innovation of new ideas, and research and analysis.

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Organizing and Action

We work with directly impacted community members, organizers, and advocates, strategizing together and learning from one another as we plan collective-action strategies to end mass incarceration.

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Innovation and Ideas

We help break down silos between diverse groups of thinkers and doers united in their pursuit of a decarceral future, nurturing and catalyzing their bold new ideas to end mass incarceration.

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Research and Analysis

We help to generate, test, and amplify the interventions and practices that will have the highest impact.

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IEMI Calls on Senators to end biased questioning of public defenders nominated to the bench

The Institute to End Mass Incarceration joined over 50 national, state, and local organizations calling on members of the Senate Judiciary committee to stop treating public defenders as “less well-prepared for the bench than lawyers from prosecutor and civil practice backgrounds.”

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Should People with Felony Convictions Serve on Juries

Read coverage in Harvard Magazine of an event hosted by the Institute discussing the importance of protecting the right of people convicted of crimes to continue serving on juries.

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Executive Director Premal Dharia tells Congress to fight mass incarceration by ending injustices of pretrial detention

Executive Director Premal Dharias tells Congress that there are “important measures Congress could undertake to address our country’s addiction to incarceration and punishment and the crisis of mass incarceration that is devastating our communities.”

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in the harvard law bulletin

It’s so important for people coming into this space to center the need for meaningful power-building in communities…. that’s a core part of the institute’s agenda.

Dawn Harrington Executive Director, Free Hearts; Hub Manager, National Council of Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls; Advisory Board Member, Institute to End Mass Incarceration