Take Action Now

There are many ways that we can work towards ending the mass incarceration epidemic that disproportionately affects people of color in America and carries on a legacy of racial bias and systematic oppression. Jailed for Melanin has outlined political, legal, and social steps that we can take to remedying this deeply ingrained issue. Click on a box to learn more and see how you can help. 

SUpport organizations that ARE HELPING

Learn how to support nonprofit organizations that provide legal representation to people who have been wrongfully or illegally convicted or unfairly sentenced

Vote for the RIGHT PoliciesFor Justice 

Learn about policy reforms that can help improve the criminal justice system and end mass incarceration and the prison industrial complex

Stop supporting the prison industrial complex 

Learn which popular organizations exploit prison labor and find alternative options 

Advocate for social change

Learn about how the media can influence and shape public perception and politics surrounding race and incarceration.

SIgn a petition 

Find petitions to help support people who have been wrongfully incarcerated or endorse critical policy changes 

send a message to your representatives

Edit a template to send a message about mass incarceration to your local representatives