Pine Prairie, a for-profit immigrant detention center run by the GEO Group, was found to use prolonged and often racially-driven solitary confinement practices.Learn More
The U.S. cages more people in its jails, prisons, and detention centers than any other country in the world, disproportionately harming communities of color and costing taxpayers billions. At Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, we partner with frontline advocates to free people from the violence and trauma of imprisonment while advocating for solutions that look beyond punishment.Learn more about our criminal justice and immigration work.
Increase in the number of people our country incarcerates since 1970
1 in 2
Black women have an incarcerated loved one
What mass incarceration costs U.S. taxpayers each year
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As Texas considered passing HB 2, dangerous bail legislation that would increase jailing of the state’s most vulnerable, we joined local advocates in calling for this bill to be stopped.Learn More
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Working with Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camp, we’ve invested $1 million to bail people from jails at the height of the pandemic, sparing hundreds from the unjust cruelties of pretrial detention.
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