Criminal Justice and Immigration
The U.S. criminal legal system is fundamentally flawed. By design, it’s structured to punish the poor and powerless under the guise of public safety, caging millions of people each year. At Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, we work with frontline advocates to dismantle the mass criminalization pipeline by reducing the scale, scope, and power of these racist and unequal systems.Learn more about our work to combat mass incarceration.
CAMPAIGN—Exposing Systematic Abuse in ICE’s Jails
CAMPAIGN—Funds for Freedom
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.
Look Up Your Local Bail Fund
Supporting bail funds helps immediately address the racist and wealth-based injustices of the criminal legal system.
Join Communities for Sheriff Accountability
We’re demanding that every sheriff in the country commit to closing jails and limiting arrests.
Our Partnership Approach
Modeling Robert Kennedy’s solidarity approach, we partner with those most directly impacted by the prison industrial complex who are on the frontlines of social change. By working together, we bring unique visibility to grassroots initiatives and build demand for reform where it’s needed most.
Demanding Police Accountability
Stopping Pretrial Racism
Using Technology to Improve the Criminal Legal System
Mobilizing Everyday People to Take Action
“To know that our work with Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights has brought even a measure of relief to our siblings helps to inspire me to keep fighting alongside others for the liberation of our people.”
Colin Kaepernick, Founder of Know Your Rights Camp
Civil Rights Corps
Our landmark litigation and high-impact advocacy empowers communities to change the unjust legal system.
Communities for Sheriff Accountability (C4SA)
We’re working with local advocates to educate and empower people on how to keep their sheriff in check.
East Baton Rouge Parish Prison Reform Coalition
Our work together in Louisiana aims to reduce the harms of mass incarceration.
Haitian Bridge Alliance (The Bridge)
Working together to address the unique discrimination faced by Black migrants in our inhumane immigration system.
In central Texas, our work promoting progressive policy reforms has improved the criminal legal system and served as a model throughout the state.
National Bail Fund Network
Working in tandem with local organizers across the country to free people from pretrial detention.
Meet Our Experts
For More Perspective
People directly affected by our wealth-based criminal legal system tell their stories.Learn More
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